Crowns, Bridges & Veneers – Post-Op
You have just received a temporary restoration that will serve you for a short period of time while your permanent crown is being made. This will protect the tooth and holds the tooth in position so the permanent crown will fit properly.
Temporaries are not strong. They may break or come off occasionally. If so, call us for an appointment because the teeth will move and final restoration will not fit. Please do not floss around your temporary crown.
The size, shape, and color of the temporary does not resemble the final restoration.
Temporary restorations may leak saliva or food onto the tooth. Sensitivity to hot, cold, pressure, or sweets is not uncommon. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, please call for an appointment for a simple adjustment.
After the final cementation of your restoration, it may take a few days to get used to the new crown or bridge. Hot and cold sensitivity is possible for a few weeks and occasionally lasts for several months. As with the temporary, if the bite doesn’t feel balanced, please call us.
Do not chew hard or sticky foods on the restoration for 24 hours from the time they were cemented. The cement must set up during this time to have optimum strength.
Proper brushing, flossing and regular 6-month (minimum) cleanings are required to help you retain your final restoration. The only area that a crowned tooth can decay is at the edge of the crown at the gum line. Often, small problems that develop around the restorations can be found at an early stage and corrected easily, but waiting for a longer time may require redoing the entire restoration.