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Lost and Damaged Dental Restorations

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Melbourne CBD

lost and damaged dental restorations melbourne cbd

Lost and Damaged Dental Restorations Melbourne CBD

Dental restorations are not designed to last forever, but they should last for many years.

However, you can damage or have problems with fillings, dental crowns, dental implants, and more.

Call your Melbourne CBD dentist to make an appointment to restore implants, replace fillings, and more.

Common Reasons for Restoration Damage

You use your teeth repeatedly every day. All that pressure from chewing food can eventually damage your dental work.

Thankfully, our team can restore those treatments, so your teeth are back to being strong and healthy very soon.

Z Natural Wear and Tear

Dental restorations have their breaking point. Their participation in your teeth’s daily activities can cause them to weaken and break down.

Z Abuse

Dental restorations may be sturdy, but that doesn’t mean you can use them up to their limitations. Using teeth outside their normal functions can cause significant damage.

Z Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the most common purpose for getting a dental restoration.

Poor oral hygiene can cause secondary cavities, thus weakening your tooth until it can no longer support your restorations.

Z Poor dental job

Poorly done dental restorations affect the durability of your dental restorations.

What To Do in Case of Lost and Damaged Dental Restorations

If your dental restorations break, or if you think they are missing, here’s what you can do:

what to do in case of lost and damaged dental restorations

Z Crowns

  • Clean the crown and store in it a safe place.
  • Apply a small amount of clove oil to reduce the pain and sensitivity.
  • See your Melbourne CBD dentist right away.

Z Fillings, Inlays/Onlays

  • Rinse your mouth to remove debris from restorations.
  • Do not try to repair the restoration. Let your dentist repair it.
  • Do not try to put restorations back; this comes with the risk of accidentally swallowing or breathing them in.

Visiting your dentist in Melbourne CBD is very important to ensure that you are absolutely safe from any further risks.

Lost and Damaged Dental Restorations in Melbourne CBD

Repairing your dental restoration depends on the damage and the type of repair needed.

If there is minor damage, your Melbourne CBD dentist can repair it right away.

However, there may be some cases where a new dental restoration may be needed.

In case of an emergency, call your Melbourne CBD dentist right away.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Melbourne CBD

For dental emergencies in Melbourne CBD, call us immediately on (03) 9642 8955 or schedule an appointment online.

We are located at Level 17, 190 Queen Street in Melbourne CBD.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if my filling needs to be repaired?

If a filling causes pain, it’s a symptom that the bonding agent is starting to weaken.

The same thing is true when a filling near your tongue forms a sharp edge or changes in texture.

Visit your Melbourne CBD dentist to find out the best option to fix your filling.

Can a permanent dental crown loosen?
Crowns can sometimes come loose. In most cases, a permanent crown becomes loose because of decay under it.
How long do inlays and onlays last?
With proper care, inlays and onlays usually do not need to be replaced for 20 to 30 years.