After a crown or bridge installation

Crowns and bridges usually take two to three appointments to complete. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and molds of the mouth are taken.
Temporary crowns or bridges are placed to protect the teeth while the custom restoration is being made.

Temporary crown or bridge

  • Occasionally, a temporary crown may come off. Call us if this happens and bring the temporary crown with you so we can re-cement it. It is very important for the temporary crown to stay in place, as it will prevent other teeth from moving and compromising the fit of your final restoration
  • To keep your temporary crown in place, avoid chewing gum and eating sticky or hard foods. If possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. It is important to brush normally, but floss carefully and don’t pull up on the floss which may dislodge the temporary crown. Instead, pull the floss out from the side of the temporary crown.
  • It is normal to experience some temperature and pressure sensitivity after each appointment. The sensitivity should subside a few weeks after the placement of the final restoration. Mild pain medications may also be used as directed by our office.

Call our office if…

  • Your bite feels uneven.
  • Your temporary crown or bridge comes off.
  • You have persistent pain.
  • You have any questions.