What To Do If You Lose A Filling Or Crown

Fillings and crowns rarely last forever, and most people who have them will experience one falling out at some point in time. While this rarely constitutes an emergency, it can be painful. The exposed tissue can be sensitive to air, pressure or temperatures and, in the case of a lost crown, the remaining tooth will not be as strong, meaning that it can become more damaged over time. Consequently, you shouldn’t wait too long before you go to see the dentist.

Particularly with a lost crown, you may feel self-conscious about your smile and so want to see a dentist as soon as possible. In such a situation, it is handy to have a dentist in Manchester city centre so that you can get an appointment in your lunch break or for straight after work. You can book an appointment at the City Centre Dentist Manchester clinic, located in St Anns Square near the Royal Exchange Theatre, by calling, emailing or filling in their online form.

You may find that you can slip your crown back over the tooth until you are able to visit the dentist. Do make sure that you clean the inside of the crown before doing this, and use dental ‘cement’ to fix it in place, which you should be able to buy at your local chemist’s. Crowns and fillings are often lost due to decay around the tooth, which could have altered the shape of the tooth. The dentist will prepare the tooth again and remove the decay before replacing the filling or crown.

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