I just received a temporary crown, now what?
If you have just received a plastic restoration that will serve you for a short period of time, please read the information below. If your temporary restoration is to fall out,
- 1The temporary cement requires about one-half hour to set. Please do not chew during that period of time.
- 2Temporary restorations are not as strong as a final dental crown. They may break or come off occasionally. If so, call us and we will replace them. If you are not where you can contact us, go to a pharmacy and get the product FIXODENT. Replace the temporary on your tooth with some FIXODENT to hold it in place. This denture adhesive will retain the temporary restoration until you can see us.
- 3Certain foods such as chewing gum will stick to the temporary restoration. This will not happen after the permanent restoration is placed.
Shape and size
- 1The shape and size of the temporary will closely approximate your natural tooth.
- 2Posterior temporaries may feel larger to the tongue and tend to collect food due to the nature of the plastic material.
- 1Temporary restorations may leak saliva or food into the tooth
- 2Sensitivity to cold, hot or sweet is not uncommon. This will not be the case with your permanent restoration.
- 1You will be instructed at the time of fabrication of your temporary crown as to the best method of cleaning.