Lost Fillings, Crown or Inlay/Onlay

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Your teeth contain the hardest substance in the body, but they are still at risk of damage, which can prompt the need for dental restoration.

Tooth fillings, crowns, and inlays and onlays are dental restorations that reestablish your teeth’s function and aesthetics.

They stop dental problems from worsening, and they protect you from worse damage.

Made of durable materials, they can effectively participate in your teeth’s everyday functions.

In some cases, dental fillings may loosen because of a decay that has developed under them.

The decay can result in changes in the shape and form of the tooth, causing the filling to fit loosely in the tooth.

Aside from tooth decay, crowns and inlays may also come loose due to tooth fissures or bad habits such as eating too many chewy and hard foods.

Causes of Damage

Natural deterioration

Although made durable, all dental restorations are subject to wear.

Participation in the functions of the teeth and being subject to temperature and pressure changes in the mouth can weaken them to the point of breaking.


Your dental restorations may be long-lasting, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be overused or used incorrectly. Using your teeth as tools beyond their natural functions can cause damage.

Tooth decay

Secondary cavities attack a tooth until it can no longer support a dental restoration.

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Poor dental job

Choosing the best dentist is equally important as getting proper dental treatment for your teeth. Shoddy dental work can affect the durability of your dental restorations.

First Aid Steps

Dental Crowns

If you have damaged or lost dental crowns, here’s what you can do:

  • Find and secure the dental crown in a clean and safe place.
  • Put clove oil on the tooth using a clean cotton swab. This alleviates the pain.
  • Call your dentist immediately.

Tooth Fillings, Inlays/Onlays

If you have damaged or lost tooth filings, inlays/onlays, here’s what you can do:

  • Rinse your mouth well to make sure that no broken pieces of the restoration remain in your mouth.
  • Apply clove oil on the tooth using a clean cotton swab to alleviate the pain.
  • Call your dentist immediately.
  • Do not attempt to reattach the damaged dental restorations to avoid breathing or swallowing them in.

Dental Emergencies at Deer Park Dental Surgery

Fixing an old filling is often preferable to removing and replacing it. If the entire filling needs to be changed, your Deer Park dentist may re-examine the filling to be applied.

You can discuss, with your dentist, how you would like your filling to appear, which allows you to choose the material that suits your needs and lifestyle.

If your crown or inlay/onlay has come off, seeing a dentist is the most important step you can take.

Your Deer Park dentist can bond the damaged restoration back to its original tooth structure.

Before re-cementing the crown or inlay, the area will be disinfected properly to prevent the possibility of any further infection.

Deer Park Dental Surgery provides emergency dental treatments to ensure your oral health is in its optimum state.

Deer Park dentist also serves the local communities in AlbanvaleKings ParkCairnleaSt AlbansArdeerAlbionSunshine WestDerrimutBurnside, and Caroline Springs.

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Have Some Questions?

What Insurances Do You Accept?

All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. We are preferred provider for NIB and HCF

Is there public transport available?

We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.

Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)

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