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.

Can I wear my mouthguard with a temporary crown?

If the temporary crown is intact but has dislodged and you are unable to come to the office, use toothpaste, denture adhesive (Fixodent or Polygrip), or temporary dental cement (purchase from a drugstore) to recement the temporary crown until you can contact us.

Are temporary crowns necessary?

Without the temporary crown, opposing teeth can erupt slightly and adjacent teeth can drift to narrow the space necessary to seat the crown. Temporary crowns are used to protect the tooth after being prepared for a permanent crown while the patient is waiting for the permanent crown to be made for them.

How do you care for a temporary crown?

Please follow these instruction for proper temporary crown care:

  • Food: NO hard, chewy or sticky foods on the side where the temporary is!
  • Brushing and Flossing: Brush area well and keep the tooth as clean as normal.
  • If your temporary crown comes off: CALL US IMMEDIATELY!!!
  • Pain:
  • Bite feels off:

Can you chew on a temporary crown?

You may be tempted to avoid brushing and flossing around the tooth with the temporary crown, but resist the temptation. The seal isn’t as tight as it would be on a permanent crown, and food particles or bacteria could get underneath the temporary crown and cause cavities on the prepared tooth.

Can you eat with a temporary crown?

Pull the floss out from the side of the temporary crown. You may experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages after treatment. Mild to moderate discomfort after dental work is common. An over the counter pain reliever/anti-inflammatory is recommended for patients who are able to tolerate them.

Do temporary crowns hurt?

After the procedure is over and the anesthesia has worn off, the patient may feel some sensitivity with the temporary crown or some soreness in the gums around the tooth. The pain is very minimal though and shouldn’t last long.

Should my tooth be sensitive with a temporary crown?

Pull the floss out from the side of the temporary crown. You may experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages after treatment. Mild to moderate discomfort after dental work is common. An over the counter pain reliever/anti-inflammatory is recommended for patients who are able to tolerate them.

Do temporary crowns look natural?

Temporary: Temporary crowns can be made right in your dentist’s office to give a tooth coverage, while the permanent crown is made off-site, typically in a dental laboratory. Temporary crowns are often made of acrylic-based material or stainless steel.

Is it normal for a temporary crown to fall off?

Sometimes, fillings or crowns fall out. In some cases, a filling or crown may come loose because there is decay underneath it. The decay destroys part of the tooth, so it no longer has a tight hold on the crown or filling. Raising the floss out, as you usually would, might pull off the temporary crown.

What can you not eat with a temporary crown?

After placement of your temporary crown you should avoid:

  1. Foods that are extremely hot or cold.
  2. Tough foods such as steak or hard breads.
  3. Hard foods like ice, hard candy, and granola.
  4. Sticky foods such as taffy, caramel, or gum.

Should a temporary crown feel rough?

It is also advisable to avoid chewing sticky foods because they can sometimes dislodge temporaries. Sometimes the temporary crown feels rough. This is not normal. The temporary should not feel rough.