What to Do About a Lost Filling or Crown

What to Do About a Lost Filling or Crown

A dental crown sometimes called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a badly damaged tooth. Fillings cover a portion of a tooth, protecting it from bacteria after the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. Crowns and fillings strengthen damaged teeth, restore bite alignment and improve the tooth’s appearance. But, over time a crown can become loose and even fall out, especially if you don’t take proper care of it.  

Common ways people lose crowns and fillings

Crowns and fillings become loose for a number of reasons. A crown is placed over a damaged tooth, and if the tooth continues to decay there may not be Read the rest