Caring For Your Temporary Crown

The temporary crown was placed to protect your teeth while your custom restoration 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 carefully each day, 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 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 timely placement of the final restoration.

What to do if it comes off:

Call us. We would like to re-cement it for you in a timely manner.  In the meantime place a small amount of toothpaste in your crown and place 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 good tissue health.

Normal Expectations:

  • Some tenderness
  • Some soreness, but only for a few days. Please call us at 614-771-5960 if you experience any conditions that, in your opinion, seem to be out of the ordinary.