Temporaries are not strong and may break, or come off. If it does put it back on the tooth with some Fixodent (Denture Adhesive) on the inside of it and push it back in. Next call the dentist for an appointment so we can put it on properly. Do not use super glue or any cement that contains eugenol (as found in over the counter crown cements) as it will affect the permanent cement. Please do not leave the temporary out of your mouth because the teeth will move and the final restoration will not fit.
Please do not floss around your temporary crown or it may pop out. The size, shape, and color of the temporary does not 100% resemble the final restoration. The final crown will also usually be smoother and will not collect food or bacteria underneath it like the temporary. If the temporary crown falls off it may have a bad odor due to bacteria getting under it. The permanent one will not get this odor. Temporary restorations may leak saliva or food onto the tooth. Sensitivity to hot,cold, pressure or sweets is not uncommon. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, please call the dentist for an appointment for a simple adjustment. After the dentist completes the final permanent cementation of your crown, it will feel strange.
This will take a few days to get accustomed to. Hot and cold sensitivity is possible for a few weeks if the pain becomes persistent or severe, please call Dr. Broggi's dental office as we may need to do root canal treatment on the tooth so it will not hurt. As with the temporary, if the bite feels high please call the dentist to adjust it. Do not chew hard or sticky foods on the crown for the first 24 hours. The cement is setting during this time. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular 4-month (minimal) cleanings are required to help you retain your final restoration.
Small problems that develop can be repaired at regular dental appointments rather than waiting a longer time that may require redoing the crown at additional expense. Stay away from regular soda or other drinks that contain sugars as it will decay teeth. This also goes for candy and sugar gum which will also decay teeth underneath crowns.
Please call the dentist office with any questions. Dr. Broggi specializes in cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental surgery, dental implants, dental veneers and general dentistry.