I had a filling replaced last week after it just fell out while I was flossing my teeth. It was quite a big one and then he drilled more to replace it. The new filling fell out today while I was eating. I am so scared that the dentist won't be able to replace it again as there isn't much tooth left. Would he be able to crown it if not fill? I'm really panicking as it would show if he took this tooth out.
hi Jasper thank you. think most of it isn't broken below the gum but there may be a tiny bit that is. It would be fourth in from the back, top left. I say would be becasue I have already lost the back two on that row.
What is left feels solid although I am too scared to try that theory out. It is just filling that has come out but I am just worried that as he tried to fill it this time and again it fell out that it won't take a filling now iyswim?
sounds hopeful! If no pain there is every chance a crown will fix it.
Please don't be scared . Just make it very clear to your dentist you are really keen to save the tooth, with a crown if necessary. You would be amazed how many people say if a filling comes out "oh, just take the tooth out" !
if the dentist knows you are ken to save it he will do his best to do so
Thank you t went better than expected he managed to fix the filling again. But he said it may not last so it will be a crown if it happens again. Which is better than having a missing tooth so I am relieved I think! He said I can eat after an hour but I'm not taking any risks I feel like not eating on that side for a month! Or maybe living on soft food only forever!