You take pride in your smile, but what happens if you should lose a dental crown or filling? Fillings and crowns may come loose from either decay underneath, or from damage to the mouth.
Lost Dental Crown
If your dental crown comes loose, it is important to put it in a safe place and schedule an appointment with our office immediately. The area under the crown may be sensitive, and it is important to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth to avoid damage to the unprotected tooth. You can try to temporarily reattach your crown by cleaning it well and applying it back to your tooth. Our office can help provide tips on this until you can get in for an appointment.
With a lost dental filling, it is important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. You will want to try and keep the area clean and avoid chewing on that side of your mouth to avoid damage and potential sensitivity. Your dentist will clean the area and replace the crown during your visit to the office.
While losing a dental crown or filling can be an annoyance, your dentist can easily help fix the problem for you. If you have lost a crown or filling in North Charleston, please contact our office immediately.