Crowns and Bridges
It is best to refrain from eating until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissues.
Please be careful when cleaning around the temporary restoration. Do not pull up on the temporary when flossing this area. Floss should be inserted and pulled out laterally to avoid dislodging the crown. Make sure to brush this area gently and not to chew any hard foods on the restoration. Do not eat sticky foods or chew gum with a temporary crown. If your temporary comes off between appointments, please call us for an appointment so that we can re-cement it for you.
Some sensitivity to hot and cold is expected following treatment. For the first few days, try to 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. You can rinse the area with warm salt water to help ease the discomfort. You can also take Advil or Tylenol if the discomfort persists.
When the final restoration is placed, your bite may feel a little different. This is just your mouth adjusting to the new teeth. If it still feels “high” or “off” after a few days, please call the office for a slight adjustment. It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately. A consistent daily home care routine will increase the time that the new restoration lasts.