What Can Be Done For My Tooth If I Lose A Filling Or Crown?

If you want to keep a tooth safe after cavity treatment, or after an injury, you need to have a dental filling or dental crown in place. As long as your restoration is secure and in good condition, you should be able to bite and chew comfortably without worrying you might upset the tooth. Because fillings and crowns are meant to provide permanent protection, losing one is a serious issue. Without it, you can experience more problems with a tooth that was previously restored, and you can have a difficult time biting and chewing. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can bring you in to have a tooth restored with a new lifelike filling or crown. Because the loss of a restoration can create so much trouble for you, we are able to bring you in for an emergency dental appointment to address this problem.

Losing A Dental Restoration Carries Real Consequences

Once you go through treatment for a cavity or physical injury, your tooth will need protection. While healthy dental enamel is remarkably strong, a tooth that is damaged becomes vulnerable to infection as well as further harm. A filling or crown that becomes lost will leave you vulnerable to these oral health concerns – even if a restoration only feels loose or less supportive, you should seek treatment as soon as possible.

Scheduling Emergency Dental Work At Our Practice

At your emergency dental visit, we can restore your tooth by providing a replacement for the filling or crown that you lost. The approach we take to caring for your tooth can depend on its condition and on the condition of the restoration. In some cases, a dental crown that has come loose can be put back in place. Before committing to this, your dentist will make sure that it is still in good condition and a good fit. When a filling is lost, it may be necessary to replace it with a crown if damage has affected your enamel.

Your Replacement Restoration Can Offer Functional And Cosmetic Benefits

A new restoration can provide you with more than just functional support for your tooth. We use lifelike materials to create fillings and crowns for our patients. When your tooth is treated, our approach will focus on providing treatment that gives you back your ability to bite and chew comfortably, but we can also look at improving your smile’s appearance. Having a new restoration that matches your surrounding tooth enamel can make you more confident in your smile!

Contact Your Katy, TX Dentist If You Lose A Filling Or Crown

If you lose a filling or a crown, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. The longer you go without your restoration in place, the more time you spend with your tooth in a vulnerable state! To learn more about our emergency and general services, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, at 832-437-3849.