Dental TipCrowns or Caps, Onlays and Inlays Tips

Crowns or Caps, Onlays and Inlays Tips

  1. If you have had a crown or other ceramic restoration fall out you may be able to temporarily fix it back in yourself. If the crown fits back on snuggly then a temporary cement such as Toofypegs or Den Tek which is available online or from your local pharmacy may do the trick. (We can supply you with a Den Tek kit also). Only attempt to do this if the crown is a firm fit. If the crown no longer feels like it fits well do not attempt to recement it as you don’t want to run the risk of swallowing it or worse still inhaling it.
  2. If it is a post and crown that has fallen out you may be able to fill the post hole in the root with temporary cement to stop anything getting into the root. Sometimes with a post and crown that has fallen out you can wedge the post back into the root by wrapping a small amount of cling film around the post and then pushing it firmly into the hole in the root. Again be careful to ensure that it’s a firm fit to avoid any risks of swallowing etc.
  3. If all fails make sure the tooth left behind is kept very clean, make sure you have a low sugar diet to reduce the risk of it decaying and place a blob of toothpaste on the tooth after you have cleaned it, particularly at night. The fluoride in the toothpaste, particularly if it’s a Sensitive toothpaste should help to make the tooth more comfortable.
  4. If you cannot recement the crown keep it in a safe place and when we are allowed to see patients again bring it in with you and hopefully we can reuse it.
  5. Remember that you can always call the practice for advice and you will be able to speak to your own dentist if you are unsure about what to do.
A Little Reminder

Lastly a little reminder of a few things that will make the coming weeks kinder on your teeth and gums:

  • Make sure you brush twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Ensure you don’t rinse out the toothpaste after brushing as it has much more of a beneficial effect if it is left on the teeth
  • Clean in between your teeth EVERY day with either floss, TePes or other cleaning aids that you have been shown by your dentist or hygienist
  • Reduce sugar intake in food or drink to just 4 times a day. Your teeth should be able to cope with that. Any more frequent and your risk of developing tooth decay increases dramatically. If you allow tooth decay to develop, it can lead to problems including toothache! The effect of any sugary food and drink on your teeth lasts for up to an hour so be careful and look out for hidden sugars
  • Bleeding from your mouth when you brush your teeth is usually because your gums are inflamed – you need to try and determine where the bleeding is coming from and clean more in that area not less.

We hope that you find these tips helpful. Let’s hope that you don’t need to use any of them. If you do, don’t forget that we are on the other end of the phone to give you further advice on 01293 782772 where you will be directed to your dentist for a telephone consultation.

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After searching for months for a good dentist following my dentists retirement I feel very lucky to have found this friendly but highly professional dentist. The practice itself is beautifully renovated. Thankyou
Joanne Kirkup-Milne
Joanne Kirkup-Milne
7 October 2023
Was in agony with a cracked tooth as it turns out. After no other dentist, I called answered the phone (made worse as being an emergency). The whole team start to finish was polite, helpful and respectful. Dr Liu was very informative and 100% made the right call. Definitely recommend without question.
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Jonathan Bastin
31 March 2023
We have been patients with this practice for many decades. Over those years we have received the most caring and professional service from all the members of staff. From routine appointments to making emergency calls for urgent treatment, the care received has, on every occasion, been to the highest standard. It seems these days that poor service is generally all too common. Thankfully here is an example of excellence.
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Pam Elvy
3 December 2022
I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent personal friendly service been attending here from first opening.
Diane Quelch-Varley
Diane Quelch-Varley
29 November 2022
I have been registered with this practice for over 30 years and I can only describe this dental service as excellent in every way. The staff are some of the nicest, friendliest people offering immense attention to detail and care with the cleanliness of a hospital theatre. My teeth are (and have always been) in excellent order due to the work of Graham Loader and his team. My wife has used other dentists in Sussex closer to our home, but when she moved to this practice in Horley a few years ago, she has been “singing their praises” ever since! If you are lucky enough to join this practice, you would not be disappointed. A full Five Stars!
Jeremy Miles
Jeremy Miles
7 April 2022
Overall had a really positive experience at Katoomba. Staff were friendly and professional. I had my wisdom tooth removal done by Dr. Liu and the pain was completely gone.
Julia Ma
Julia Ma
30 January 2022
I’m a new patient and couldn’t be happier. Great friendly staff who also happen to be very efficient. And the dentist is great too!
Paul Loughlin
Paul Loughlin
16 December 2021
We as a family are registered with Katoomba dental practice for more than 5 years. A very friendly and professional setup. Dr Navid Jamil is a very friendly knowledgeable and professional dentist in his approach. We are thoroughly satisfied with services received so far. Not to forget the emergency care my son got when he locked his jaw during the Covid lock down, once again Dr Naveed's expertise rescued him. Would highly recommend the Katoomba Dental practice.
Anuj Nagpal
Anuj Nagpal
14 May 2021
I registered at Katoomba Dentist Practice in January 2021 and what a fantastic practice it really is! The reception staff are very friendly and personable and I always feel very comfortable when I visit. My first appointment was with Dr Chih Liu and I knew straight away I was in safe hands. I had a very professional consultation and we agreed that day, I would begin my composite journey. Since my consultation, ive had regular reviews and today I was fitted with composite bonds which i can say i'm extremely happy with the end result. A true professional within a fantastic team, I would highly recommend!
Danny Roberts
Danny Roberts
15 April 2021