Most dental crown restorations require two separate appointments. The first is designed to prepare the tooth to receive the dental crown by removing the tooth’s enamel layer. Once this is done, Dr. Carlos M. Suadi will create an impression of the remaining abutment. This will guide the specialist dental technicians who will create your dental crown.
Dr. Carlos M. Suadi will then secure a temporary crown over the abutment to protect it. This hard plastic cap’s only purpose is to protect the inner abutment. It cannot fully replace the tooth’s ability to bite and chew food.
If your temporary crown is damaged or comes loose, the abutment inside could suffer significant complications. By adopting a few simple habits you can help to keep your temporary crown safe and clean while you await completion of your new dental crown.
You should try to avoid chewing gum or eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction could potentially pull the temporary crown loose. At the same time, you will also need to avoid biting down on hard or crunchy foods as it could potentially crack the plastic cap and damage the abutment inside.
Healthy gums will also help your dental crown to sit comfortably with your gums. You will need to brush and floss the temporary crown to remove plaque and residual food particles to prevent gum inflammation.
If you are in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area and you have a problem with your temporary crown, you should call 225-753-5885 to seek timely care at BR Dental Care.