Whether the result of tooth decay or physical trauma, dental restorations like fillings and crowns can become loose or dislodged. If you have a lost filling or crown in La Porte, Indiana, contact Apex Dental immediately at 219-369-6882 and we will get you in to see our dentist, Dr. Bunmi Adekugbe, as soon as possible.
While you are experiencing this situation, you may find that you have an increased tooth sensitivity. In order to mitigate the discomfort that may result before you can come into our practice, try some of the following:
- Clean and sanitize the crown or filling, then re-affix it to your tooth using dental cement (available at most pharmacies).
- Coating the exposed top of the tooth with dental cement.
- Using clove oil on the tooth.
Never attempt to replace the crown on your tooth using any kind of glue.
When you come into your appointment with our dentist, he will clean your tooth and check your crown to see if it still fits. If it does, then it will be reattached back to your tooth. If not, then we will create a new crown for you or make you a new filling.
If you are interested in learning more or if you need help with a lost filling or crown, contact us today.