If you receive a temporary crown or bridge, our dentists recommend that you: Avoid eating for at least 1 hour after your treatment, until the anesthesia has worn off.
Avoid chewing sticky foods such as gum or taffy, or anything very crunchy.
Can you eat normally with a temporary crown?
After-Care Instructions for Temporary Crowns
If you received anesthesia, do not chew until the numbness has subsided. Avoid eating hard or sticky foods, such as chewing gum, and chew on the opposite side of the mouth if possible. Brush as usual, but floss with care.
What can you not eat with a temporary crown?
Avoid hard or sticky foods that may dislodge temporary crowns, such as:
- Hard chewy breads such as bagels or French bread.
- Chewy candies such as taffy, caramels or gum.
- Hard crunchy foods such as corn nuts or popcorn kernels.
- Do not bite into foods such as corn on the cob or apples.
Can you eat with a temporary bridge?
The temporary crown or bridge provides a shield for the tooth so you can continue to eat and drink according to a fairly normal routine while you’re waiting for your permanent restoration to arrive. Just be sure to avoid hard or sticky foods; they may disturb your temporary bridge or crown or even dislodge it.
How long can you wear a temporary crown?
Temporary crowns are only made to last until your permanent crown is made by a dental laboratory; usually no more than a week or two.