How can you lose a crown or filling?
One of the common reasons that you can break your crown is from biting too hard on something using the crowned tooth. When the crowned tooth rots to a level that the crown can no longer fit, it will have to come off. The same applies to tooth fillings, whereby a tooth can decay to the point of not firmly holding the filling.
You should also know that you can lose your crown or fill due to a bacterial infection. This is the main reason why you should hurry to your dentist for a check-up and repair. Bacterial infections can be lethal, and they quickly spread to the rest of the gum. Without the proper attention, the bacteria can affect the next tooth, leading to severe dental problems.