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A temporary crown is often used as part of a dental restorations that call for protecting one or more abutments while you wait for the dental lab to complete your dental work. This hard plastic cap is only meant to serve as a basic protective measure. It is not strong enough to restore the full function of the tooth.

To help protect and maintain your temporary crown, Dr. Roger Anderson offers a few key insights to keep in mind.  

You should try to avoid chewing gum or eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction might pull the temporary crown loose. It’s also wise to avoid biting down on hard foods, crunching ice, or nibbling on desktop items, as these activities can also damage your temporary crown.

If something does happen to your temporary crown it could cause significant complications. This could delay the dental restoration process or even call for additional dental treatments.

A temporary crown should also be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. This means brushing twice a day and flossing once each day. This will help maintain healthy periodontal tissues in the area, to allow your new dental crown to fit comfortably with your gumline.

If you are in the Lakewood, Colorado, area and you have a temporary crown in distress, you should call 303-232-6205 to seek treatment at Roger Anderson DDS.