Learn More About Lost Crowns & Fillings: Causes, Solutions, And FAQ's

Are you missing a dental crown or filling? No need to worry! We, at Timberlands Dental Clinic, offer same-day restorative treatments to replace both crowns and fillings so you can get your smile back as soon as possible.
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Missing Crowns and Fillings

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Missing crowns and fillings can be a cause for concern. Losing them could make you self-conscious and make it hard for you to eat or speak properly.
Fillings and dental crowns are placed on teeth to restore their strength, function, and appearance. Additionally, they protect your teeth, which means that once they are lost, your teeth become vulnerable to bacteria again. This can lead to recurrent tooth decay, infection, and other dental complications like tooth loss.
At Timberlands Dental Clinic, our experienced team of dentists can replace your missing crowns and fillings with high-quality, durable ones. They use top-of-the-line materials and the latest techniques to help protect your teeth from damage and restore your smile, and they can deliver these to you in just one visit! So if you’ve lost your filling or crown, don’t delay seeking treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment!


Common Causes of Missing Crowns and Fillings

There are several reasons why you might lose your crown or filling. The most common are:

  • Recurrent tooth decay:
    This occurs when the existing filling or crown fails to seal the tooth completely, allowing bacteria to enter and cause decay.

  • An extremely damaged and weak tooth: 
    A tooth that is structurally compromised is more likely to lose its filling or crown because the remaining tooth structure is not as strong.

  • Biting or chewing on sticky or hard foods:
    Doing so can cause your filling or crown to become loose and dislodged.

  • Teeth grinding habits:
    This harmful habit damages your crowns and fillings because the constant force causes them to loosen, break, and wear out.

  • Faulty dental filling or crown cementation:
    The material used for your dental filling or crown cement may not be of good quality, which can cause them to come off.

  • Poor dental hygiene and care:
    If you do not take care of your teeth and dental work properly, it can lead to the deterioration of your fillings and crowns.
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Dental Services

Dental Services that Can Address Missing Crowns and Fillings

Dental Crowns

Crowns are caps that are placed over teeth to protect the remaining tooth structure while also restoring their shape and size. They can last for many years, but eventually, they will need to be replaced because they are subject to wear, just like your natural teeth. 

The skilled dentists at Timberlands Dental Clinic can make you a new dental crown that looks natural and will restore the function of your tooth

Dental Fillings

Many factors can cause dental fillings to break, decay, loosen, or fall out over time.

At Timberlands Dental Clinic, we can efficiently replace your old fillings with durable ones that match your smile.

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Exceptional Patient Care by Experienced Dentists

Losing a dental filling or a crown can be inconvenient and worrying. With years of experience, our team of professionals will ensure that your fillings or crowns will be replaced and that you are satisfied with your care. They will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals.
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Restorative Procedures

Same-Day Restorative Procedures

Your smile and oral health are vital to your well-being. At Timberlands Dental Clinic, we provide same-day restorative procedures for your missing crowns and fillings. This way, you will be able to get back to your normal routine quickly and confidently.

Payment Options

Quick and Easy Health Fund Claims and Flexible Payment Options

We understand that health fund claims can be confusing and time-consuming. That’s why we make the process quick and easy for you through HICAPS. We also provide flexible payment options so you can get your new crown and fillings without stress.
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New and Modern State-of-the-Art Clinic

You can trust that your new crowns and fillings are of high quality. Our highly trained dentists will use the latest technology, equipment, and techniques to make them. Plus, our new and modern clinic is designed for you to have a comfortable dental experience.


Frequently Asked Questions about Missing Crowns and Fillings

Here are some helpful tips for managing your missing crowns and fillings:

  • Schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. They will be able to assess the situation and recommend the ideal course of action.

  • Rinse your mouth with salt dissolved in water after every meal to cleanse the area and prevent infection.

  • Avoid chewing hard or sticky foods that can damage your teeth.

  • Continue to brush twice daily and floss your teeth regularly to keep the area clean.

It is best to replace a missing crown or filling as soon as possible to avoid further tooth damage and recurrent caries. This is especially important if you are experiencing pain or sensitivity

Depending on the severity of your case, you may be able to get by for a short period (1-3 days) without replacement. However, this can vary depending on the severity of your case. It is always best to contact your dentist so they can advise you on this. 

If you do not replace your crown or filling, you may experience the following:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Difficulty eating or speaking
  • Recurrent tooth decay or infection
  • Damage to your tooth structure
  • Self-consciousness or embarrassment

If you have lost a filling or crown, please get in touch with our caring team and staff as soon as possible.

In most cases, replacing a crown or filling will take two to three visits. However, at Timberlands Dental Clinic, we are able to provide most of our patients with same day crowns and fillings. The treatment time varies individually and depends on the type of restoration you receive. If you want to be certain, consult with our dentists so they can give you a more accurate estimate.

Here are some helpful ways you can prevent losing your crown or filling:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits by brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Avoid chewing on tough and sticky foods.
  • Be aware of harmful habits such as clenching or grinding your teeth.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
  • Limit consumption of sugary foods and drinks.
  • Do not use your teeth as tools (ex., opening bottles, tearing off packaging).