Lost Filling or Crown
Have you recently lost a filling or a crown? If you have a lost filling, don’t worry. While it does need to be handled as quickly as possible, panic won’t help either. It may seem like the end of the world, but we can help. Here at Northstar, we work with lost fillings and crowns often. Remain calm and follow our instructions below, and we can take care of you.
If you have a lost filling or crown, call us right away at 402-742-0000, or at 402-840-9783 if it’s after hours.
A lost filling or crown happens most while eating or while chewing gum. Losing a filling or crown can cause the tooth to become sensitive and vulnerable. Usually, decay beneath the crown or filling causes it to become loose or fall out. The cavity changes the shape of the tooth which can compromise the fit of the filling or crown. If your dentist doesn’t treat it, the tooth can become even more sensitive or infected as debris and bacteria come in contact with it. Surrounding teeth can also shift if a crown is out of the mouth for too long.
Here are the steps you can take if a filling or crown becomes loose or falls out:
- First, call our office or our emergency dentist number (if it’s after hours) if you have lost a filling or crown and are in severe pain.
- If you are not in a significant amount of pain, call our office so we can get you an appointment at your convenience.
- If you lose a crown, be sure to clean it well and keep it in a safe place because it may be able to be cemented back on your tooth. This will depend on the condition of the tooth.
- Most local pharmacies carry a temporary dental cement. You can use this or toothpaste to affix the crown temporarily back in place while you await your appointment. DO NOT use glue or any other type of non-dental material to put the crown back on.
- If you a lost filling, you can place clove oil on the tooth (avoid your gums) to help relieve sensitivity.
For a lost filling, the emergency dentist will evaluate the tooth to determine the cause. The dentist will then either place a new filling or go over other recommended treatment. Your dentist will try to recement the tooth if the supporting tooth is not decayed or further broken. If you meet with your dentist quickly enough after the filling has fallen out, we can probably fix it without the decay becoming too great. If not, we’ll remove the decay and either perform a root canal or place a new filling.
We will remove any decay first, then place a new filling or crown. Your Nebraska family dentist may need to perform a root canal first if the decay is too extensive or deep. At Northstar, we offer cheap cavity fillings for emergency patients.
If you’re concerned about seeing a dentist, don’t worry. Here at Northstar, we understand. We promise never to lecture you, berate you, or make you feel embarrassed or ashamed. Instead, our goal is to build a genuine relationship with you. You’re welcome here, no matter what your teeth are like or how long it’s been since you’ve seen a dentist. Our number one goal is to help you feel good about yourself, and we believe we can help with that by treating you like family. Because when you’re inside our office, you are family. And that’s a guarantee.
Convenient Payment Options for Lost Fillings
If you’re concerned about finances for dental treatment, you’re in the right place. Northstar Dental has more cheap dentistry options than almost any other dentistry in town. We believe that everyone deserves access to a healthy mouth, regardless of what they can afford. For that reason, we’ve made it our goal to make every dental visit as affordable as possible.
For those that don’t have dental insurance, we’re proud to partner with Lincoln Dental Plans. Lincoln Dental Plans is a dental discount plan that gives members access to a multitude of dental discounts and free services. For members, each of our sister locations seems like a cheap dentist. The biggest difference, however, is that Nebraska Family Dentistry locations won’t sacrifice the excellent dental care that you’ll receive. Click the link to their website to learn more about what you can gain from being an LDP member.
We’re also partnered with CareCredit. With CareCredit, you can pay for treatments up front and save up to 10%! You simply have to pay off your bill each month like with a regular credit card. CareCredit can also be used for any of your healthcare needs. When it comes to paying off your treatments, CareCredit has you covered. Click the link to their website to learn more.
Along with these convenient options, we also offer payment plans of our own. When it comes time to pay for your treatment, we accept cash, credit, checks, and a handful of other options. Call us today to learn more about our convenient and affordable payment options.
Note: The average cost of a crown Lincoln, NE dentists offer is high. Check out Lincoln Dental Plans to learn about how you can get cheap crowns and generally affordable dental care.
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