Temporary dental crowns are just that—temporary. They are successful tools that cover your worn down, broken, or injured tooth just until your permanent crown is ready. Sometimes it takes a couple of days for a permanent dental crown to be created, which is why it is important that you take care of your temporary crown while you wait. So, to help you do so, we recommend doing the following things:
· Avoid eating sticky, chewy foods. If you eat these foods, like gummy bears, hot tamales, etc., there is a high chance that the product will grab onto your dental crown and will pull it off your tooth.
· Try to switch the majority of your chewing to the opposite side of your mouth. The less you use your temporary crown, the more likely it will remain in tip-top shape.
· Do your best to avoid eating hard foods, like raw carrots and other raw vegetables. These foods can knock the crown out of place and it can also crack or break it.
· When flossing on both sides of the crown, slide the floss out of the crevice rather than lifting it out. This will keep you from accidentally pulling the crown off your tooth.
If you would like to know more about caring for your temporary dental crown, please feel free to call Stewart Family Dentistry today at 770-872-0662 and our caring dental team will be happy to help you. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ron Stewart if you have any issues with your temporary crown. We are here to help you!