Lost crowns, veneers or fillings
Consider it an emergency if you have a lost filling or crown. Even if you don't have any symptoms, the tooth has lost its support and it could easily become weaker. Pieces could break off or crumble, and you would need more extensive treatment. If you see your dentist right away, there's a good chance he or she will be able to repair the damage with minimal treatment.
If you have lost your crown or veneer, put it in a safe place and avoid things that make the tooth hurt. Many times we are able to re-cement the crown without having to make a new one. You may find that the uncovered tooth is irritating to your tongue and therefore we suggest you call us as soon as possible for re-cementation or to place a temporary crown.