When A Repaired Tooth Doesn't Stand The Test Of Time

The extent to which a damaged tooth can be restored is really quite impressive. But there can be limits to what a dentist can do. Even though a damaged tooth may have been repaired years ago, and this repair was seemingly successful, why would the tooth (and its surrounding tissues) slowly begin to cause discomfort? Strategic Removal Many types of dental restoration require the strategic removal of some of the tooth's overall structure in order to accommodate the restoration materials, essentially replacing some of the tooth's natural components with synthetic materials.