Learn More About
 Missing Crowns and Fillings 

Are you concerned about missing crowns or fillings in your smile? AP Dental in Hamilton Hill can help restore your teeth and help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.

We offer a wide range of dental services to meet your needs, including fillings and crowns. Call us today to schedule a consultation!

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Prevent Further Damage to Your Teeth By Restoring Your Missing Crowns and Fillings

Missing crowns and fillings are a common dental problem. If you’ve lost one and are unsure of what to do, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Lost fillings and crowns can occur for various reasons, including decay, injury, or wear and tear. They can affect not only your appearance but also your oral health. If left unmanaged, they can expose your teeth to bacteria and cause dental complications.

At AP Dental, we want to help protect your oral health by repairing any missing crowns or fillings you may have. The experienced dentists at our clinic use high-quality materials and techniques to restore your smile. We also offer a variety of payment options to make our services accessible. So, if you’re missing any crowns or fillings, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today.

Common Causes of Missing Crowns and Fillings 

  • Poor oral hygiene:
    This is the most common cause of missing crowns and fillings. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, bacterial plaque can build up on your teeth, which can cause both decay and gum disease. These conditions can cause your crowns or fillings to fall out.

  • Normal wear and tear:
    Over time, your crowns and fillings may become worn and need to be replaced. Like your natural teeth, they are subject to the forces of chewing every day.

  • Chewing on hard object or food:
    Chewing on ice, hard foods, or objects can damage your crowns or fillings and cause them to chip or break off.

  • Poorly done dental work:
    If your crowns or fillings are not placed properly or are made from low-quality materials, they may come loose and fall out prematurely.

  • Teeth grinding habits (bruxism):
    Because of the pressure they put on your teeth, people who grind their teeth are more likely to damage their fillings and crowns.

  • Weak or compromised teeth:
    If your teeth are weak or damaged, they may not be able to support a filling or crown properly. This can cause them to come off easily compared to healthier teeth.

Dental Services that Can Address
 Missing Crowns and Fillings

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Dental Crowns

Losing your dental crowns can cause sensitivity and leave your teeth vulnerable to further decay or damage. At AP Dental, we can create custom dental crowns to protect your smile and restore its beauty.

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Dental Fillings

Dental fillings seal off spaces where bacteria can enter. So, it's important to replace them immediately. The skilled dentists at our clinic use high-quality materials, so your fillings look natural and last for many years.

Frequently Asked Questions About
 Missing Crowns and Fillings  

If you are experiencing any of the following, you may have a loose crown or filling:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Cracks, chips, or damage to your fillings or crowns
  • Pain or discomfort when chewing or biting
  • The crown or filling is moving and unstable
  • Food particles becoming stuck in the affected tooth


You should visit your dentist immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms so that they can take the appropriate action.

If you have lost a crown or filling, it is important to see a qualified dentist as soon as possible. While it may not be considered a dental emergency, it is still important to have the tooth examined and repaired to avoid further damage.

If you delay treatment, you may experience tooth decay, infection, or even lose your tooth. This is because they are more susceptible to bacteria and chewing forces when they are not protected by a crown or filling.

Here are a few things you can do to protect your teeth after losing a crown or filling:

  • Continue to practise good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth gently twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss once a day.

  • Avoid crunchy, sticky, or hard foods that could damage your exposed teeth.

  • Rinse with salt dissolved in water to keep the area clean.

  • See your dentist at once. They will be able to properly assess the situation and provide you with the necessary treatment.

There are a few simple ways to prevent losing a crown or filling in the future:

  • Good oral hygiene practices are essential to keep your crowns, fillings, and teeth healthy. Brush gently with fluoride toothpaste twice daily, and floss once a day.

  • Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that could damage your teeth.

  • Be aware of harmful habits such as teeth grinding or biting on hard objects and have them managed, if necessary.

  • Make regular appointments with your dentist for check-ups and cleanings.

Get a Smile that Stands Out

At AP Dental, we are proud to offer a wide range of dental services to meet the needs of our patients. From professional cleanings and dental fillings to more complex procedures, we are here to help you maintain a brighter, healthier smile. Book your appointment today and see the difference our team can make.