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Lost Filling or Crown? Let Us Help!

After you have had a filling or crown placed in your mouth, chances are you’ve completely forgotten it’s there! But what happens if it suddenly comes loose or falls out? At Charlotte Emergency Dental we are here every day of the week with extended hours to ensure incidents like these are taken care of quickly and carefully.

What is a Dental Filling or Crown?

Dental crowns and bridges are a kind of restorative treatment that will completely cover your entire tooth. Crowns may become necessary due to a fracture in your tooth’s structure or due to tooth decay that could compromise the integrity of the tooth. Restorative dental fillings are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by things such as trauma or cavities. They protect the damage in your tooth and prevent painful tooth aches or sensitivity.

Dealing With a Lost Dental Crown or Filling

A lost filling or crown is not the end of the world! However, it can cause pain and discomfort as your tooth’s tissue becomes exposed and feels sensitive to temperature, pressure, and/or air. If you lose a crown, keep it in a safe place so that you can bring it in with you for your dental visit.

It is important not to wait too long before seeing a dental professional to fix your tooth, and your regular dental care provider may not have an appointment available when you need it. That’s why we exist! Check out our hours to come get your dental emergencies fixed right when they occur. What is leftover under the missing crown or filling will be fairly weak. This exposed area of your tooth could be damaged further in a shorter span of time. Also, when a crown is missing for a long time, your teeth may move into the space where the crown was. If this happens, your crown may no longer fit.

How We Can Help

Tooth decay often changes the original shape of your tooth, which means one of our dentists will need to restore your tooth again before placing a new crown to ensure it fits securely and will not become loose again. If you lose a filling, one of our dental professionals will remove the decay that developed between the old filling and the tooth, and place a new, clean filling to protect your tooth. If you are experience pain and discomfort from a lost dental crown or filling, visit us today directly across from Park Road Shopping Center! You can also call our front office at 704-525-3939 for any questions or concerns you have before coming in.

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