Dr. Philippe Athuil has recently placed a temporary crown over your tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. The permanent crown is still being custom made for your smile and is not ready for placement. You will wear the temporary crown for about two weeks. Our dentist recommends that you give your temporary crown a little bit of extra care and precaution to protect it.
Try to avoid chewy, sticky foods like chewing gum that may grab at and pull off your temporary crown. Try to chew on the side of your mouth with the temporary crown as little as possible. Shift most of your chewing to the other side of your mouth. Steer clear of chewing hard foods, like raw vegetables, that could dislodge or damage your crown. When you floss your teeth, take extra care around the temporary crown. Slide the floss out the side instead of lifting the floss out as your normally would. This will avoid the risk of pulling off your temporary crown.
Your permanent crown will not need any special care once it is in place. However, it is important to remember that your crowned tooth is not immune to decay or gum disease. Continue to brush and floss as you should.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about caring for your dental crown and to schedule your next visit with our dentist in Beverly Hills, California.