It’s a great feeling when you’re able to fix a problem and move on with your life. Sometimes, though, a problem you thought was solved can show up again, unannounced, to crash the party. That’s what it can seem like if you’ve ever had one of your dental restorations fail you.
Restorations, like dental crowns or dental fillings, are meant to be strong, lasting solutions for problems with your teeth. And in most cases, they are. But there are times when restorations fail. When that happens, our team at Cosmetic Dental Associates wants you to know who to count to make things with right again with your smile.
That’s why we’re sharing today’s blog with you about what to do when good dental restorations go bad. The first thing to remember, should that ever happen to you, is to call our San Antonio dental office so we can get you out of pain fast and on the road back to eating comfortably!

When Good Restorations Go Bad

Here are just a few examples of how your restorative dental work might fail on you, and what our skilled professionals can do to restore your smile back to working order!
Your Dental Filling Falls Out
Cavities are holes in your teeth brought on by tooth decay in most cases, and they’re filled with material that bonds to your healthy enamel. The filling is meant to seal and protect your tooth from further damage… again, in most cases.
The unfortunate truth is that dental fillings are not immune to weakness after the years of biting pressure you can put on it. This means, in rare cases, they can fall out. When that happens, you should give us a call so we can see you at the earliest convenience. We can replace your failed dental filling with a tooth-colored material so you won’t even notice it, and your tooth will be restored to full function.
Your Inlay Or Onlay Has Come Off
If you’ve had an inlay or onlay before, you know that it’s much like a dental filling. An inlay or onlay works to cover, rather than fill, however. That way you have a strong, protective layer on a damaged tooth. But like most things, these restorations aren’t indestructible.
If one of them were to come off of your tooth and it causes you pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever and call our San Antonio dental office right away. Dr. Moore or one of our other highly-trained professionals can replace the inlay or onlay, or if necessary, use a dental crown to restore the tooth.
Your Dental Crown Breaks Or Falls Off
Dental crowns can be used to protect a damaged tooth as part of several restorative treatments. They can cover your tooth if it’s got a cavity that’s too large for a regular filling. Crowns are also used as a tooth replacement if a tooth has been too ravaged by decay or infection. They’re stronger and longer lasting, most of the time, than fillings, onlays, and inlays. But again, they can fail you sometimes.
Our team at Cosmetic Dental Associates can replace your dental crown thanks to our skilled dentists and our advanced technology. You can have a new crown that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.
Trust Us When Your Good Restoration Goes Bad!
If any of these unfortunate and inconvenient situations happens to you, call our San Antonio dental office! In all our years of serving the community, we’ve seen just about everything and have the experience to be able to give you the dental treatment you need right away.
Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology and our skilled specialists, we provide high-quality restorative dentistry so you can eat comfortably and smile confidently!
When your good restoration goes bad, know that you have a team right here in San Antonio who can meet your needs and restore function to your teeth. Call Cosmetic Dental Associates today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) 210-934-8188 (Stone Oak) or fill out our online form to request an appointment.