Family, General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Temporary crowns protect the tooth and hold them in position until the permanent crown is placed. Temporaries are not strong, and care must be exercised when they are in. If they fall off, you can place them on with denture adhesive and call us for an appointment. Please do not leave the temporary off because the tooth can move and the permanent crown may not fit. Make sure you floss through and do not pull up because you may dislodge the temporary.

  • The size, shape and color of the temporary does not resemble the final restoration.
  • Temporary crowns may leak saliva or food onto the tooth. It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity to hot, cold, pressure or sweets with the temporary. Sensitivity, especially to cold, is common for a time following treatment. For the first few days avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages. It is normal to have discomfort in the gums around the tooth after the anesthesia wears off due to the procedure. If your gums are tender, rinse with warm salt water, dissolving ¬? teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water. An analgesic such as Tylenol or Advil will help to increase your comfort.
  • A high temporary crown may cause soreness in the tooth when biting and chewing. The temporary crown should not be the first tooth that touches when biting. If the bite is high, please call the office to schedule a simple adjustment.
  • Avoid sticky, chewy or hard foods to prevent the temporary crown from breaking or coming off.

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17753 North Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, Florida 33548

Phone: (813) 963-1900 | Fax: (813) 963-1991

E-mail: creatingsmilesflorida@gmail.com

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