Crowns & Bridges
The temporary crown is strong. However, please do not chew on hard or sticky foods in order to avoid pulling off or breaking the temporary.
When flossing, be careful around the temporary crown. Insert floss normally and remove floss by pulling straight out. Do not pull the floss back up through the contact point because this could pull off the temporary crown. Continue with your normal brushing.
If the temporary crown comes off, if possible retrieve and save the temporary. Please call the office immediately to schedule a time, so we can fix or replace it, at no additional charge to you. We need to fix the temporary within two or three days, because without the temporary, the other teeth can shift and the final restoration may not fit. No harm will be done to the tooth if the temporary is not in place for a couple of days (although the tooth may be sensitive).
Temporary restorations do not seal the tooth as well as the permanent restoration will. Sensitivity, gum soreness or slight discomfort is not uncommon. If you feel that your bite is incorrect, please call the office for a simple adjustment, again at no cost to you. Take Tylenol, Ibuprofen or aspirin for discomfort.
Please call the office if you have any questions.