Caring for Your Temporary Crown

Temporary Crown Care

After your crown preparation procedure, it’s essential to follow the following instructions to ensure the success of your treatment.

Avoid Chewing on the Temporary Crown

Avoid chewing on the temporary crown to prevent any damage or displacement.

Managing Sore Gums

It’s normal to experience some gum soreness around the treated tooth for 2-3 days. If discomfort occurs, you can take Advil or Tylenol for relief.

Dietary Restrictions

During the temporary crown phase, be mindful of your diet. Refrain from chewing sticky or chewy foods like gum and taffy, and avoid popcorn and nuts during this period.

Temporary Crown Dislodgement

In the unlikely event that your temporary crown comes off, you can attempt to reattach it yourself using toothpaste or denture adhesive. Ensure that the bite feels correct after reattachment. Contact our office to schedule a recementing appointment if needed.

Oral Hygiene

Maintain your oral hygiene routine by brushing the temporary crown like your other teeth. However, avoid flossing around the temporary crown. If debris becomes trapped between the teeth, gently slide the floss through the contact point, pulling it out along the gumline to prevent damaging the crown margin.

Follow-Up Appointment

Remember to return for your scheduled appointment to have the permanent crown cemented, completing your crown preparation procedure successfully.

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us