What is Lost Filling & Crown?

A dental filling restores and protects your teeth, preventing further damage.
Fillings typically come loose while eating, especially when the food is cold or hot. Upon being removed from the mouth, the affected tooth may be extremely sensitive to temperature changes and pressure. Crowns generally become loose because the tooth beneath is decaying. Tooth decay causes shape changes in the teeth – meaning that the crown no longer fits.

Effects of Lost Filling & Crown

After losing dental fillings, you will have either of the following effects:-
  • You may not feel much pain as long as your dentine tubules are untouched.
  • You may experience some pain. If the sensation is sharp and stabbing, that means the dentinal tubules are exposed to hot, cold or sweet food and drinks-though usually only for short periods!
  • If you have constant throbbing pain in your tooth, it may be infected. Infected teeth can cause an abscess to form that is difficult and dangerous for dentists to remove – they need root canal surgery!

After losing a dental crown, you will have either of the following effects:-

  • This can be caused by decay affecting the enamel beneath the crown, causing it to fall off. This can be caused by decay affecting the enamel beneath the crown, causing it to fall off. Occasionally, it can cause injury or trauma to the area.
  • The underlying tooth is weak and unprotected, and you may have a sensitivity or dull tooth pain.

Why Choose Narre Warren Dental Care for Lost Fillings & Crowns?

Have you lost a tooth filling or a dental crown? We can help!

At Narre Warren Dental Care, we use high-quality dental materials, so our patient doesn’t need to worry about their fillings breaking down over time. In addition, we offer emergency dentistry services like root canal treatment, tooth extraction and tooth filling & dental crown replacement at affordable prices so everyone can afford them without breaking their bank account or their smile!

To learn more about how we can help with your specific issue, call us today on 03 8774 6546 or book online now!

Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the
answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

A toothache can be a major inconvenience. Even though it’s not life-threatening like an emergency would be, the discomfort and sensitivity of your teeth could cause other issues that make day-to-day tasks difficult. Here are the steps you can follow to reduce the pain.

  • Apply clove oil to the affected area with a cotton swab to reduce pain.
  • For quick repairs, purchase temporary dental cement.
  • When dental cement is not available, you can use sugarless gum to cover the cavity. Go to your dentist as soon as possible
  • Visit your dentist immediately to get proper treatment.

Here are the steps you can follow to reduce the pain if you lose a crown:-

  • Clean the crown and store it safely.
  • With a cotton swab, apply clove oil to the affected tooth. As a result, pain and sensitivity will be reduced.
  • If you need to keep your crown in place until you can see your dentist, you can use temporary dental cement or petroleum jelly (as an alternative). On the crown, you should not use household glue, as it may damage it.
  • Visit your dentist immediately to get proper treatment.


Do not wait to visit your dentist because you must get a crown on the tooth before something happens to keep the teeth protected. If you don’t visit your dentist, a tooth can become weak and then be damaged more. If this happens, the crown will no longer fit tightly on that tooth as it did before because of how much the teeth have shifted from within in its absence.


It is recommended that you must visit your dentist on the same day. But if you are not experiencing much pain, here are the possible ways to help you avoid further complications till you meet your dentist

  • Changing your diet slightly by including softer foods and avoiding sugary items, like soft drinks, will speed up tooth decay development.
  • Additionally, be sure to brush gently inside the hole where a filling was previously placed to remove all food debris.
A filling that is not replaced within a few days can cause damage to the unprotected tooth. If it goes unfixed, bacteria and food particles may stick into the empty space, causing decay and exposure to dentin (the second layer behind hard outer enamel). Dentin is softer than enamel, making it more susceptible to decay or further damage like root canal work or extraction. The sooner you get your fillings fixed – the better!