Post-Op Temporary Crown
The temporary crown that was placed on the prepared tooth is needed to protect the tooth from chipping and from excess hot and cold sensitivity. In addition, these temporaries prevent the opposing and adjacent teeth from moving, insuring a proper fit of your new restoration. If one should come off, place it back on the tooth, if you can, and immediately call the office so that we can get you in and cement it back on.
Do not be alarmed if you have some sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet food and drink while the temporary crowns are in place. You may be advised to not floss while the temporary is on your tooth. Temporary crowns are bulkier than the permanent crown and may pick up stain. We are sure you will be pleased with the permanent crown or bridge!