Many at times, temporary crowns are used to protect the tooth, while a permanent crown is being made at the dentistry. Once in place, the temporary crown will help prevent the teeth that are being prepared for from shifting into position, especially when they are not in contact with the other teeth.
A temporary crown will also prevent food impaction and will maintain the facial form and gingival architecture. The gingival tissues will heal around the temporary crown or permanent tooth. A well-formed temporary crown will ensure that the gingival tissue has adequately healed before proceeding to fit in a permanent crown.
On top of that, they also can be used when the teeth are not in a biting position or full occlusion. Since preparing a permanent crown will take several weeks, the teeth might move without a temporary crown. This, in turn, may present several challenges when fitting a permanent crown.
When fitting your temporary crown, we will give you a set of instructions that you must follow. On most occasions, it's essential to wait for about 30 minutes after having a temporary crown fitted before you can eat or drink. On top of that, you should also avoid any sticky food and chewing gum when you have a temporary crown.
What Should You Do When a Temporary Crown Comes Off?
While it's okay to brush or floss your teeth, it's essential to exercise the process with extreme caution. However, if at any occasion the temporary crown becomes loose or comes off, then you should contact us as soon as possible so that we can put it back in place.
Moreover, if you are experiencing any pain, it is essential to ensure that the temporary crown stays on your tooth until a permanent crown we have prepared a stable for you.