During the process of getting a crown it can be difficult to deal with the temporary crown. Taking care of your temporary crown is critical to ensure that you can have the best end result. A temporary crown is used while your dental team is getting the permanent crown ready or waiting for the lab to get it ready. Here are 4 things you should know about your temporary crown.
1. Avoid certain foods. You should avoid chewing anything that is hard to chew, sticky, or foods that can get stuck between your teeth.
2. Brush and floss as normal but be careful around the temporary crown. You may experience bleeding in the area where the crown is, or discomfort. If you experience bleeding you can rinse with warm water.
3. If your temporary crown falls off please contact your dentist immediately. It will need to be replaced or reset in order to not mess up the dental work that is planned.
4. Do not use other items to secure your crown. Only approved dental sealants should be used in order to ensure that your crown stays on and that you are not ingesting things that you should not.
It can feel weird to have a temporary crown in your mouth. You want to avoid playing with it, or messing with it. If you have any problems or your bite feels off, scheduling an appointment with the dentist can resolve the issue For more information on temporary crowns, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.