Care after crown and bridgework

During the procedure, we use anesthetic, which can cause areas of your mouth and tongue to be temporary numb. Please refrain from eating and drinking hot beverages until the numbness is completely worn off.

We may place a temporary crown on the tooth for you to wear until the permanent crown is available for placement. It is extremely important to continue to wear the temporary crown as it protects the treated tooth as well as preventing other teeth from moving and compromising the fit of the final crown. 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.

While wearing the temporary crown:
  • Avoid chewing gum
  • Avoid eating sticky foods or hard foods
  • If possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth
  • Brush normally, but floss carefully don’t pull up on the floss which may dislodge the temporary

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. Use of sensitive, non-whitening toothpaste can offer temporary relief. Mild pain medications may also be used as directed by our office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Office Hours            
  Monday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM  
  Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  
  Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM