Temporary Dental Crowns

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Q. How should I care for my temporary dental crown?

Because temporary dental crowns are just that — a temporary fix until a permanent crown is ready –we suggest taking a few precautions. These include:

  • Avoid sticky, chewy foods (for example, chewing gum, caramel), which have the potential to pull off the crown.
  • Chew on the opposite side of the mouth
  • Avoid chewing hard foods (such as raw vegetables), which could dislodge or break the crown.
  • Slide flossing material out-rather than lifting out-when cleaning your teeth. Lifting the floss out, as you normally would, might pull off the temporary crown.
  • The temporary crown, especially in the back teeth may feel bulkier to your tongue than usual. This is done in order to remind you that you need to be careful when eating. However, your permanent crown or bridge will not feel bulky.

If your temporary dental crown or bridge does come off,  try to replace it yourself. If you can not, Call us immediately so we can arrange to cement it back into place. If it has broken then a replacement is required, therefore minimising any risk of damaging the core of the tooth.

You should also call us right away if:

  • Your bite feels uneven
  • You have persistent pain 

(Note: You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold – this is normal).

Dr Michael Leong is an emergency dentist at Just Dental Care, Carseldine. He will be happy to recement your lost temporary crown or bridge or make a new one for you.