10 doctors weighed in:
Why do weak teeth break or chip?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: Fragile
Teeth are usually weak due to decay or previous fillngs.
Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies, but that means they are also more brittle. Think of them like porcelain, a very strong but brittle material.

In brief: Fragile
Teeth are usually weak due to decay or previous fillngs.
Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies, but that means they are also more brittle. Think of them like porcelain, a very strong but brittle material.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Richard Leaderman
As we get older are teeth also get more brittle.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: For various reasons
Trauma, bite discrepancies, bruxism, clenching, tooth decay or too large filling can obviously cause breakage.
It can range from small chips to major fractures, you could either need a major procedure or no treatment at all. See your dentist.

In brief: For various reasons
Trauma, bite discrepancies, bruxism, clenching, tooth decay or too large filling can obviously cause breakage.
It can range from small chips to major fractures, you could either need a major procedure or no treatment at all. See your dentist.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Weak structure
As you said -- weak teeth.
Either the strength of the tooth structure has been compromised -- large / numerous fillings or decay; or excessive force from parafunctional habits (clenching/grinding), inappropriate diet - biting too hard on very hard or frozen foods/candy. See your Dentist for examination, diagnosis and tx. options. May need occlusal guard after they are restored. Good luck.

In brief: Weak structure
As you said -- weak teeth.
Either the strength of the tooth structure has been compromised -- large / numerous fillings or decay; or excessive force from parafunctional habits (clenching/grinding), inappropriate diet - biting too hard on very hard or frozen foods/candy. See your Dentist for examination, diagnosis and tx. options. May need occlusal guard after they are restored. Good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Because
They are weak!

In brief: Because
They are weak!
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Lack of strength
Weak teeth have less tooth structure present.
This compromises the tooth leading to it cracking. See your dentist to fix the tooth.

In brief: Lack of strength
Weak teeth have less tooth structure present.
This compromises the tooth leading to it cracking. See your dentist to fix the tooth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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