If you are waiting to restore your smile with a dental crown, chances are that you currently have a temporary crown placed over your tooth. The creation of your permanent crown might take a couple of days to be completed, which is why it is important for you to take good care of your temporary crown. So, to help you keep your temporary crown in great condition, we recommend doing the following things:
· Avoid eating foods that are chewy and sticky. These products have the ability to cling to your temporary crown and pull it off your tooth.
· Try not to use the temporary crown very much. You can minimize use by chewing the majority of the time on the opposite side of your mouth.
· Do your best to refrain from eating hard foods, like raw vegetables. Eating these foods could knock the temporary crown out of place and it can also crack or break the restoration.
· When flossing, slide the string out from the crevice rather than pulling it out. This will keep you from accidentally hooking a corner of the crown and pulling it off the tooth.
For more information about temporary crowns and how to keep them in tip-top shape, call Comfort Dental Care today by dialing 973-742-2610! Our team, especially Dr. Jorge Bastidas, is here to help you in any way possible, even if it’s just by giving you the simple tips you need for maximum results. So, call our office now and talk to our friendly dental team!