Lost/Damaged Fillings, Crowns or Inlays/Onlays

Eaglehawk Dental | Lost Damaged Fillings Crowns or Inlays Onlays | Dentist Eaglehawk Fillings, crowns, and inlays/onlays are some of the options under restorative dentistry. All of these effectively restore your teeth’s natural functions in eating, speech, supporting facial structure, and overall wellbeing.

Made of sturdy materials, dental restorations are reliable solutions to your dental problems. However, despite their durability, they are still vulnerable to damage.

From cracks to breakage, these damages can cause great inconvenience. At Eaglehawk Dental, we want to help you with your dental emergency. However, if your dental restorations do unfortunately break, you can trust your local dentist at Eaglehawk Dental to cover you.

What Causes Damage To Restorations?

Misuse

Your dental restorations are no different from your natural teeth – they too have limitations. While they are effective in restoring your teeth’s functions, that doesn’t mean that you should use them for other things. Biting down strongly on a hard material, food or not, is an example.

Wear and Tear

No matter how much you care for them, your dental restorations cannot last forever. Their durability will eventually end. The everyday episodes of biting, chewing, and grinding, will in time wear them down.

Poor dental hygiene

Just like your natural teeth, your dental restoration’s longevity depends on your dental hygiene. Poor dental hygiene allows cavities to develop in the teeth, even those with dental restorations. The weakened tooth cannot support the dental restorations, hence they become damaged or useless.

Poor dental work

Having a skilled dentist do your dental restoration is just as crucial as getting the dental treatment itself. Poor dental work will negatively affect the performance and durability of your dental restorations.

First Aid Steps

It is very important to know what to do when the unthinkable happens. Knowing the right first aid steps and administering them properly can help you during most emergencies.

In case your dental restorations are damaged, here’s what you can do:

Dental Crowns

  • Locate and secure the dental crown immediately.
  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly to ensure to broken pieces are cleared out.
  • Apply clove oil on the affected tooth to relive pain and lessen sensitivity.
  • Visit your dentist immediately.
  • If you can’t visit your dentist right away, use dental cement or a petroleum jelly to temporarily keep your dental crown in place.

Tooth Fillings, Inlays/Onlays

  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly to make sure that no broken parts remain.
  • Apply clove oil on the affected tooth to relive pain and lessen sensitivity.
  • Visit your dentist immediately.

Do not attempt to reattach these dental restorations as this can endanger you through swallowing or breathing them in. If they are swallowed, they will normally pass. However, if you accidentally breathe them in they can cause an infection in your lungs.

At Eaglehawk Dental your safety is our top priority.

Eaglehawk Dental – Your Local Dentist in Eaglehawk

If you or your loved one is in pain, do not hesitate to call us for assistance. We urge you to visit us as soon as possible. Time is crucial in saving your teeth and your smile.

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