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Lost Fillings, Crown or Inlay/Onlay

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Lost Dental Restorations Warrnambool

No matter how durable they are, dental restorations like fillings, crowns, and inlays/onlays can still be lost or damaged.

Dental fillings may loosen due to decay that has developed below them. The decay affects the shape of the tooth and the fit of the filling.

Dental crowns and inlays/onlays can also come loose because of tooth decay. They can also be damaged because of cracks or bad habits, such as eating too many hard or chewy foods.

Common Reasons for Restoration Damage

Dental restorations can suffer damage for several reasons, including:

Natural wear and tear

Nothing lasts forever, including your dental restorations. The pressure they receive from everyday use in chewing, biting, and other uses of the teeth can weaken them over time.

Improper use/abuse

Restorations have their limitations, too. Although they are manufactured to be durable, their strength is not equal to that of a natural tooth.

Hence, using them outside their natural functions, such as biting/chewing hard or sharp objects, opening packages, and tearing tape, exposes them to risks and damage.

Poor dental hygiene

The main reason for getting a dental restoration is tooth decay. Upon placement, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, and all decayed parts are removed.

However, continuous abuse and neglect allows bacteria to grow and develop secondary cavities in your mouth. As the decay progresses, the tooth becomes weak until it can no longer support the dental restoration.

Poor dental work

Choosing the right dentist to place your restoration is vital in the whole process. At Warrnambool Dental, we are trained and experienced in this matter.

Dental restorations are easy and of premium quality at Warrnambool Dental.

What to do if a Restoration is Lost or Damaged

Dental Crown

  • Find and secure the crown.
  • Apply clove oil to the affected tooth to lessen pain and sensitivity.
  • Use petroleum jelly or over-the-counter dental cement to keep the crown in place while waiting to see your dentist.

Tooth Fillings, Inlays/Onlays

  • Rinse your mouth well to remove all broken pieces.
  • Apply clove oil on the affected tooth to relieve pain and sensitivity.
  • Over-the-counter dental cement can be used, but it’s safer to let your dentist reattach the damaged restorations.
  • Attempting to fix them by yourself can put you at risk of swallowing or breathing them in. When swallowed they simply pass through the body, but if you breathe them in, they can cause an infection in your lungs.

Lost Dental Restorations in Warrnambool

If you have lost your dental fillings, crown, or inlay/onlay and wish to see a Warrnambool dentist as soon as possible, call us and set an appointment now.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available

For more information on lost dental restorations in Warrnambool, call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.