Smiles Nambour | Lost Damaged Fillings Crown and Inlays Onlays | Dentist NambourDental restorations such as dental fillings, dental crown and inlays/onlays restore the teeth and protect them from further damage. They are made of sturdy materials so they can assist in the day-to-day functions of the teeth.

However, despite their durability, these dental restorations can still suffer damage. They can break anytime, anywhere, and for anyone that has a dental restoration. When this happens, pain and inconvenience are likely to follow.

If your dental restorations are lost or damaged, your Sunshine Coast dentist in the Nambour region can help you with a guaranteed same-day emergency appointment.

Reasons For Restoration Damage

#1. Natural wear and tear

Nothing lasts forever, including your dental restorations. Following years of use, they can weaken and break when they reach their limit.

#2. Abuse.

Your teeth are not tools and neither are your dental restorations. Using your teeth and dental restorations as tools other than what they are designed for can cause them damage. Biting down on hard material, opening packages, and tearing tapes are some of the actions that they are not supposed to perform.

#3. Poor dental hygiene.

The most common reason for getting dental restorations in the first place is to protect a tooth damaged by decay. Prior to initial placement, your dentist will remove all the decayed material, and clean your teeth thoroughly. Good oral hygiene habits are advised to keep your teeth healthy and your dental restorations at their best. Failure to follow good practices can encourage the bacteria in your mouth to thrive and attack the tooth supporting your dental restorations.

#4. Poor dental work.

Having the right dentist is crucial for the longevity and durability of your dental restorations. Poor dental work by an unskilled dentist can result in dental restorations that are easily damaged.

What To Do

Dental Crown

In case of lost/damaged dental crowns, here’s what you can do:

  • Locate and secure the crown.
  • Apply clove oil to the tooth to lessen pain and sensitivity.
  • Use dental cement or petroleum jelly to keep the dental crown in place on your way to the dentist.

Tooth Filings, Inlays/Onlays

In case of lost/damaged Tooth Filings, Inlays/Onlays, here’s what you can do:

  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly to remove remaining broken pieces.
  • Apply clove oil to the tooth to lessen pain and sensitivity.
  • Do not reattach the damaged dental restorations. Swallowed, they do not pose a risk, but when breathed in, dental restorations can cause an infection in your lungs.
  • Visit your dentist immediately.

Dental Emergency Care By Your Sunshine Coast Dentist In The Nambour Region

Smiles Nambour is your trusted dentist for your dental needs including dental emergencies. We offer quick and efficient care so you can be free from pain as soon as possible.

At Smiles Nambour, we take care of your oral health and your smile.

Same day dental emergency appointment guaranteed!

Call (07) 5441 4438 or visit us at 4/104 Currie St in Nambour.