When our Barron Dentistry team cemented the hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment, it was primarily intended to protect the abutment while the dental lab creates your permanent crown.
As you go about your day, you need to keep in mind that the temporary crown cannot actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off or is damaged, it could cause significant harm to the abutment within.
It’s best to avoid eating sticky foods or chewing gum with the temporary crown. The stickiness and suction could potentially pull the temporary crown loose. Biting into hard foods, crunching ice or chewing on pencils and pens could also crack the biting surface of the temporary crown.
Healthy gums will help insure that your permanent crown will fit comfortably into place, so you will need to maintain your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice per day. Don’t be afraid to floss around the temporary crown. If you’re having problems working the strand of floss around the tooth, you might want to try a wax-coated variety.
If for some reason your temporary crown in Fort Worth, Texas, becomes loose or damaged, you need to call Barron Dentistry at 817.732.1626 to schedule an appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Barron, will be more than happy to help you.