Lost Filling or Crown

Lost dental fillings are a common yet often overlooked dental emergency. At Teledentistry.com, we emphasize the importance of promptly addressing this issue to prevent further dental complications. Utilizing advanced dental practices, our team is dedicated to providing effective solutions for lost fillings, ensuring our patients’ dental health and comfort.

Recognizing missing fillings

Dental fillings, used to restore decayed or damaged teeth, can become dislodged due to various reasons:

  • Decay of the teeth near the filling: Additional decay can weaken the seal of the filling, causing it to fall out.
  • Impact or Pressure: Biting down on hard food or objects can dislodge a filling.
  • Wear and Tear: Over time, fillings can wear down, become less effective, and eventually fall out.
  • Improperly Fitted Fillings: Fillings that weren't fitted correctly can come loose.

Immediate Actions for Lost Fillings

If you lose a filling:

  • Take out the filling: If possible, remove the filling from your mouth to avoid swallowing or inhaling it.
  • Rinse Your Mouth: Use warm water to gently rinse your mouth in order to clean the afflicted area.
  • Temporary filler material: Use over-the-counter dental cement or sugarless gum to temporarily cover the cavity.
  • Steer clear of sensitive triggers: Stay away from very hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks.
  • Make quick contact with a dentist: Seek professional dental care as soon as possible.

Professional Treatment for Lost Fillings at Teledentistry.com

Our treatment for lost fillings includes:

  • Thorough Examination: To evaluate the degree of harm and choose the appropriate course of action.
  • Tidying up the impacted area: Removing any debris or decay before proceeding with the treatment.
  • Dental crown or fresh filling: Depending on the condition of the tooth, a new filling or a dental crown may be recommended.

Dental Crown as a Solution

In cases where the tooth structure is significantly compromised, a dental crown may be necessary. Crowns provide a robust, long-lasting solution, restoring both the function and appearance of the tooth.

Understanding Dental Crowns and Caps

A dental crown, often referred to as a cap, is a custom-made covering that fits over the entire tooth. It is used when a substantial portion of the tooth is lost or when a filling is insufficient to restore the tooth's integrity.

Commonly Asked Questions

If you’ve lost a dental filling or crown, it’s essential to seek prompt dental care. Contact your dentist to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, avoid chewing on the affected tooth, and if possible, keep the lost filling or crown to bring with you to your appointment.

Dental fillings or crowns can become loose or fall out due to various reasons, including tooth decay, wear and tear, a change in the tooth’s structure, or damage from trauma. It’s essential to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage to the tooth.

Neglecting treatment for a lost filling or crown can lead to several complications. The exposed tooth may become sensitive, more susceptible to decay, and prone to further damage. Delayed treatment may also result in the need for more extensive and costly dental procedures.

Yes, lost dental fillings or crowns can often be repaired or replaced by a dentist. The specific treatment will depend on the extent of the damage and the condition of the remaining tooth structure. It’s essential to consult with a dentist to determine the most appropriate course of action.

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