Post Opt Instructions for Dental Crowns and Bridges
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.
Temporary Crowns and Bridges are Not Strong.
Please avoid hard/chewy foods. Please chew on the opposite side of the mouth. They may break or come off occasionally. If so, slip it back on the tooth with some Fixodent (Denture Adhesive) and call us for an appointment. Please do not leave the temporary out of your mouth because the teeth will move, and the 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.