Lost Crown, Filling or Repair
Over time, fillings and crowns can deteriorate and require repairs. It can be frightening to suddenly lose a crown or filling unexpectedly, but this is actually more common than you think. Lost crowns and fillings are something that should be repaired quickly to avoid any further damage to your tooth.
If you have recently lost a crown or filling, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. By waiting to fix a lost crown or filling, you are leaving an exposed hole in your tooth open. This has the risk of collecting food and bacteria that could further damage your tooth and create even bigger complications. The sooner you act on fixing a lost crown or filling, the less of a risk you have in causing more damage.
A lost crown or filling usually occurs after repetitive chewing and wearing down of their form over time. The bonding that has kept the crown or filling connected to your tooth eventually breaks. This will leave you with a crown or filling that could be floating around your mouth.
The best thing to try and do is to remove your crown and filling from your mouth if you feel it has come loose.
That way you avoid swallowing it and can potentially keep it until your appointment. In some cases, you may be able to reattach the crown temporarily using dental cement if your appointment is later than desired. However, please talk to your practitioner before attempting this on your own.
At Just Smilez Dental, we provide repairs for lost crowns or fillings. Our friendly staff will examine your tooth and check for any other damage that may have occurred since the crown or filling came loose. From there, we will walk you through our repair procedure and have your tooth back to its healthy form in no time.