Caring for Your Temporary Crown
Thank you for coming in to Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs, FL, for your crown preparation appointment. While the temporary crown is in place, it is very important to follow a few basic instructions.
- It is extremely important that you be very careful not to eat any food or candy that is sticky, tacky, or extremely crunchy, as these kinds of foods may dislodge or fracture your temporary crown.
- Continue to brush your teeth as instructed by Dr. Schmitt. It is important to floss your temporary crown.. However, instead of pulling the floss back up through the teeth, release one end of the floss and pull it through the side of the tooth. Don't force the floss, if you are unable to floss the temporary crown, please let us know.
- If for any reason the temporary crown becomes loose, or does fall off, please call our office immediately. In the unlikely situation you are unable to see Dr. Schmitt quickly, or you are out of town, place Fixodent, Vaseline, or Polygrip inside the crown and place it back onto the are it came from until you are able to come to the office and have your provisional re-cemented.
- It is normal to have some sensitivity associated with temporary crown, especially to cold water or biting. This is not to cause alarm, unless the sensitivity is severe or prolonged (about 30 seconds). If that is the case, please call us. Dr. Schmitt may need to evaluate your tooth for possible further treatment.
Please don't hesitate to call our office if you have any further questions. Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to seeing you again.