Permanent crowns adhere to the tooth via mechanical retention and dental cement.
- Please avoid chewing anything sticky or hard on the crown 24 hours after cementation to allow the cement to set without placing any tensile or compressive forces on the crown.
- The tooth underneath the crown may be sensitive for a few days to a few weeks. Gold crowns may stay sensitive longer since they conduct cold and heat faster.
- It is very important to floss around the permanent crowns because plaque tends to accumulate where the crown and tooth meet. Permanent crowns are susceptible to cavities, so please keep them hygienic with daily brushing and flossing.
- If the permanent crown feels high, please call the office to schedule a simple adjustment.
- HOME CARE: Although crowns and bridges are often the most durable of all restorations, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and crown. It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately. Daily home care and regulating your intake of sugar-containing foods will increase the longevity of your new restorations.