Dear friends, colleagues, patients and others in our human community –

I do hope this letter finds you well amidst the present turmoil.  It is true that the threat of this viral invader is very real, and we must take significant action to protect all members of our society.  This being the case, please remember that the combined intelligence, ingenuity and integrity of the human spirit is far superior to that of any foreign contagion.   We will get through this together, especially if we cooperate in careful consideration, thoughtful communication, and diligent action.

Please understand and know that this practice intends to be open while meeting or exceeding all guidelines recently set forth by the CDC and the Governor’s Office to control the spread of this virus, particularly as it may pertain to the delivery of dental care.  Our exact protocols are available in a separate document. We fully appreciate that many of the patients cared for in our setting are among those at most risk for poor outcomes, if they did contract the illness.  And thus in response and until further notice, we will be providing 100% private prosthodontic care only for those patients qualifying for emergency or urgent treatment.  This means that any patient seen in this office will be the only patient in the building, and will have absolutely no contact or potential of contact with another patient.  Between patients, all standard and additional recommended disinfection and sterilization procedures will be implemented for treatment and common areas.  

At this time, we are specifically evaluating each patient’s unique circumstances in regard to the new guidelines, planned appointments and care, as well as timing and urgency.  We will be contacting every patient on our current schedule to discuss these particulars, working together with each to achieve the optimal resolution. We look forward to that progress.

In closing, please know that we take this pandemic, as well as the responsibility to provide safe and exceptional dental care, very seriously.  With that understanding, it is also known to medical science that happy patients, or those in a better emotional state, are more resistant to illness and respond better to therapy.   Please take care of yourself both physically and mentally. We wish you peace and all our best.  

With Sincerity, 

C. Scott Schmitt, DMD MS

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 provisional crown.
  • Continue to brush your teeth as instructed by Dr. Schmitt. It is important to floss your provisional. 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 provisional, please let us know.
  • If for any reason the provisional 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 provisional crowns, 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.

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Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

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