Lost Fillings, Crown Or Inlay Onlay

Dental restorations such as dental crowns, inlays, and onlays are made of durable materials carefully installed to ensure maximum performance.

These dental appliances effectively participate in your teeth’s day-to-day functions including chewing, biting, and other similar actions.

Unfortunately, despite their sturdy nature, dental restorations do not last forever. A number of factors can cause them damage, leaving you in inconvenience and sometimes pain.

That’s why we at Ulladulla Dental Centre consider losing them to be a dental emergency. Anything that causes you inconvenience and pain should be handled with accuracy and urgency.

A same-day emergency appointment is available.

Causes Of Their Damage

Natural deterioration

No dental restorations last forever, they all have a breaking point. Years of use can cause strain on your dental restoration, leading to their deterioration and damage.


Your dental restorations also need care despite their durability. They should only be used properly, meaning refrain from using them as tools beyond what they are intended for.


Preventing further damage from tooth decay is one of the most common reasons for getting a dental restoration. Hence upon their placement, all decayed parts are removed and you are advised to practice good oral hygiene. Failure to do so allows the development of secondary cavities weakening your tooth until it cannot support the restoration.

Poor dental work

For a dental restoration to maximise its use, choosing the right dentist to do the job is very important. Poor dental work springs from an unskilled and incompetent dentist.

First Aid Steps

In case of a lost or damaged dental restoration, here’s what you can do:

  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly to remove all broken pieces left in your mouth. This is very important to avoid inhaling them. Once inhaled, they can cause an infection in the lungs.

  • To minimise pain, apply clove oil to the injured tooth. You can also take OTC pain relievers but always be mindful of their restrictions.

  • Visit your dentist immediately.

Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment At Ulladulla Dental Centre

In case of a dental emergency, call and visit your trusted Ulladulla Dental Centre team. We have a same-day emergency appointment to relieve you of your pain as soon as possible.

Call (02) 4412 7877 or visit us at Suite 3/114 Princes Highway Ulladulla

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.