During the time your final restoration is being made at the laboratory, it is very important that you know how to care for your temporaries. Read the following instructions:

  • No chewing gum or sticky candy. These will stick to the temporary and pull it off.
  • Do not chew anything hard because your temporary could break.
  • The tissue around the temporary could be sore for a few days. We recommend over the counter pain medication. Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen may be taken for discomfort, unless told not to by your doctor.
  • Avoid any mouthwash containing alcohol because they could sting.
  • There may be some hot or cold sensitivity.
  • Proper brushing and flossing are necessary to keep the tissue healthy. When flossing, pull the floss out to the side to avoid pulling off the temporary.
  • If the temporary should come off, you can put it back on with toothpaste or denture cream. Some stores now carry temporary filling/crown cement. You can try these, but do not use glue. Call the office to schedule an appointment to have your temporary re-cemented. The temporary is very important because it holds the space for your new restoration. If you do not have it re-cemented, you run the risk of your permanent restoration not fitting properly.
  • The initial temporary fee is included in your restoration fees. To have your temporary re-made for cosmetic purposes, there will be an additional fee added.
  • Finally, remember it is important to attend your crown delivery appointment. A temporary is only recommended for up to two weeks.If you have any questions regarding your treatment please do not hesitate to contact us.