Temporary Crowns, Bridges, and Implants
Your temporary crown is there to protect the tooth, prevent shifting, and keep you comfortable while the porcelain crown is being fabricated.
It is not delicate, so don't be afraid to eat on it.
It is, however, on with a weak cement so that it can be removed when the final crown is delivered. To prevent the temporary crown from coming off, do avoid sticky foods and floss the temporary the way we showed you in the office.
Once the floss is dropped between the teeth, do not bring it back up through the top. Instead, let go of one end and pull the floss through. When flossing a bridge, use the floss threader to get underneath the replacement tooth.
If the temporary crown does come off, we do want you to reseat it. Line it up over the tooth and with finger pressure push it into place. If it is not seating, rotate it until it does seat properly. If the temporary feels snug on the tooth (try gently lifting it), there is no need to re-cement it. Please call the office if you cannot seat the temporary or if it keeps coming off, or simply for your comfort if you prefer.