A lost filling or crown is rarely an emergency. However, it can be painful because the exposed tooth tissue is often sensitive to temperature, pressure or air. Avoid eating and drinking on it and contact Gosforth Dental Surgery without delay to secure an emergency appointment.
It is essential to keep the veneer or crown secure so that you can get it re-cemented as soon as possible so that further damage is prevented. If you lose a crown, put it in a safe place and make an appointment with our emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Yes. What is left of the tooth will not be as strong as the crown itself. It could be damaged more without the crown to protect it. 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. To avoid that, contact your dentist at our Newcastle Dental Practice to arrange putting the crown back.
We understand that the tooth can be painful because the exposed tissue is often sensitive to temperature. As a temporary solution, you can put over-the-counter dental cement directly on the tooth surface. This will help to protect and seal the area until you’re able to see your dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery.