Temporary Crown Care Instructions

Here are some immediate care instructions while you wait for your final restoration.

Care:
A temporary tooth-colored restoration may be placed to protect the tooth (teeth) while your new restoration is being made. Avoid heavy chewing and sticky foods. If this temporary does dislodge before your next visit, call us! Please do not attempt to place restoration back into place with anything other than Vaseline. Superglue, for example, is not healthy in the oral environment. It also will greatly disturb the bonding process of your final cosmetic restoration!

Cleaning:
Brushing can be accomplished with a gentle motion on the sides of the tooth – flexing the soft bristles at the gum line. We may instruct you not to use dental floss, depending on the procedure. When flossing is recommended, place it gently between the teeth, clean the gum areas as usual, then release your inside finger and pull the floss through the space, toward the cheek. Do not draw the floss back between the two teeth. Rinsing with mouthwash twice a day is also recommended.

Congratulations:
You are on your way to receiving the most advanced, state-of-the-art cosmetic and structurally sound restorative dentistry available today. We are excited with what Heritage Oak Dental can do for you and your teeth, and are pleased that you are as committed to high quality dentistry, as we are. It’s our privilege to provide this service for you.

Please call us if you have any questions. We care and want you to be as comfortable as possible.

Instructional Videos:
Post-op Instructions for a Temporary Crown
Post-op Instructions for a Temporary Bridge