Crowns & Bridges
While the permanent crown is being made, we have protected your tooth with a temporary crown. Please follow these recommendations to ensure the success of your final restoration. AVOID EATING ON THE TEMPORARY. DO NOT FLOSS THE TEMPORARY. You should continue to follow your normal brushing routine. It is important that you keep the temporary in place to avoid shifting of teeth and proper fit of the permanent crown or bridge. If the temporary comes off, save it and call our office to have it recemented.
Crowns and bridges protect teeth that are very broken down, and have had extensive fillings done on them. Often times these teeth have multiple fracture lines present and, if left untreated, can result in the tooth needing to be extracted. Root canals are often needed after temporaries and permanent crowns are placed.
Sensitivity to hot, cold, and pressure is common, and it can be helpful to use a desensitizing toothpaste, such as Sensodyne or Crest Sensitive.
Expect the gum tissues around your crown to be sore.
Upon cementation of your new permanent crown or bridge, please avoid chewing or flossing for 24 hours to allow adequate time for the cement to reach its maximum strength. If you chew or floss too early, the crown or bridge may come off.