Q. I have lost my tooth filling. Can I have a new filling or a crown?

Answered by
Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 03, 2018

Hi doctor,

I have lost a filling present on my bottom left tooth next to my wisdom tooth. Some portion of the tooth has broken away. I do not have pain in that tooth now. Is it right to have a new filling on that tooth or can I have a dental crown on that tooth? Is it possible to have a crown on that tooth? Is it a complicated procedure?



Welcome to

A filling can be placed again, and the tooth is contoured correctly. A composite can be used to build the tooth and then the tooth can be contoured adequately. Then a crown can be placed. If the tooth is not broken much, then a cutting can be done, and a crown can be placed. If the crown of the tooth is broken more, a post and core can be used. All these measures are taken depending on the status of the crown structure. These measures are entirely noncomplicated and can be done without a problem. Please send a photograph of the tooth. It will be easy for me to guide you. If there is no pain, then it is easy to fix the problem.

Thank you doctor,

Sometimes, I get little pain on the tooth when I chew. I have placed a temporary filling material on the tooth at this moment. Is it common to have the filling coming out?



Welcome back to

Yes, you can place a temporary filling of Zinc oxide eugenol on the tooth. It has a soothing effect on the tooth. It can be placed for 21 days if there is no pain. Then, the doctor will place a permanent filling or crown after a few days. It is normal to have fillings coming out from the tooth. A silver filling can come out after 10 or 20 years. It depends on the material used for the filling, and the cavity preparation done by the dentist. I advise you go to an endodontist after a few days if you have pain in the tooth.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
What measures can be taken to relieve pain caused due to broken tooth?

.. gone through your case, it seems you have a cavitated carious tooth that needs to be cleaned in order to get tooth filling. Please visit your dentist near you to get rid of this carious tooth. You should not get proper work and treatment unless yo...   Read full

Is root canal treatment necessary if there is no pain in the tooth?

.. cavity is deep, the root canal treatment is necessary to save it. Else, it will have to be pulled out later. If it is not too deep then you should ask him whether first a temporary filling can be given and if there is no pain even after one month,...   Read full

The tooth is sharp and cracked. What is the treatment?

This is a very common dental problem ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dentist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.