Caring For Your Temporary Crown

The temporary crown was placed to protect your teeth while your custom restoration crown is being created in a dental lab. Take the following precautions to ensure your temporary crown stays securely in place:


  • Avoid chewing gum and eating sticky or hard foods.
  • If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth.
  • Continue to brush normally.
  • Floss each day carefully, pulling the floss out from the side as you floss next to the temporary crown. Lifting the floss out from the top can cause the temporary crown to come loose.

The temporary crown must stay on:

Your temporary is held on with soft cement. Occasionally, it may loosen or come off before it should. If this happens, the tooth may move, become sensitive, or cause gum inflammation. Any of these conditions may prevent the timely placement of the final restoration.

What to do if your temporary crown comes off:

Call us. We need to re-cement it for you promptly. In the meantime, place a small amount of toothpaste in your crown and put it back on your tooth.

The tissue around your temporary must be kept very clean and healthy:

Flossing and brushing are the most important things you can do to ensure tissue health.

Normal expectations:

  • Some tenderness
  • Some soreness, but only for a few days
  • Please call us at 614-662-2082 if you experience any conditions that seem to be out of the ordinary.