Lost Filling, Dental Crown or Inlay/Onlay

For treating some infections or accidents, dentists use fillings, crowns, inlays or onlays to cover the affected area. However, sometimes there is a possibility that these restorations may come out.

Mostly, accidents lead to these emergencies though in some situations it can also be infection left over or spreading from elsewhere in the mouth. Lack of care can also be a reason behind the coming out or breaking of fillings, onlays, inlays or crowns.

This leads to severe pain in the affected area and chances of increase in infection. You simply rush to the clinic in such an emergency while trying to provide some temporary relief. Try not exposing the area even in the air as it is extremely sensitive and prone to infection at the moment.


First Aid for Loss of Fillings, Crowns, Inlays or Onlays

Breakage or coming out of any dental restoration exposes the sensitive area it was covering. Hence, this leads to severe dental pain. Contact with air or liquids of extreme temperature can further aggravate the pain and chances of increase in infection.

While you are scheduling your emergency appointment with your dentist, here’s a few things that can provide you with temporary relief:

  • Add some clove oil on cotton and place it on the affected area. You need to close your mouth and bite the cotton with your other teeth to press it against the affected area. This helps to relieve pain.
  • If possible, collect the filling, crown, inlay or onlay that has come out – whether in a single form or in pieces.
  • If you have dental cement, adhesive or petroleum jelly, try putting back the restoration with it after cleaning it thoroughly from the inside.
  • You can apply tooth cement directly on your tooth instead of the inner layer of the crown or cap. It will protect your teeth for the time being.


Procedure for Treating Loss or Breakage of Dental Fillings, Crowns, Inlays or Onlays

The dentist has all tools available to replace or put back the restoration that came out. If you take the existing one with you, the procedure can be performed immediately. Else, the treatment may take long. This applies to both fillings and crowns/onlays/inlays.

In case of a filing, if you manage to give the one that came out, it can be easily repaired and put back on the same day. Even a crown, inlay or onlay can be restructured, cleaned and recemented on your teeth prominently on the same day provided you can give the existing one. 

Making a new one might take time.



Guarantee of Same Day Emergency Appointment for Breaking Dental Restorations

Since loss of dental restorations requires immediate attention, we provide you with a dentist available at the earliest – ensuring you get one on the same day.

We have patients coming from Kallangur, Warner, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes, Petrie, Strathpine, Griffin, Mango Hill, Lawnton and surrounding areas in Brisbane northside.

Do call us on 3886 0933 or submit an  online appointment request form.

Visit us at 1423 Anzac Ave, Kallangur.


No-Gap* on Check-up and Clean for patients with HCF, BUPA, and MEDIBANK. Health Fund must Pay $185AUD. *Terms and Conditions Apply, Please call our caring team at 07 3886 0933 to know more.

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