Temporary Crown or Bridge Aftercare Instructions
Hope you're doing well! We wanted to drop you a note with some post-op instructions for the temporary crown or bridge we placed today and what's next.
The temporary crown or bridge we placed today protects the treatment site while your custom crown or bridge is being made. We used a special cement to secure the temporary crown or bridge so that we can easily remove and place your permanent device when it is ready at your next visit.
If your temporary crown or bridge comes off before your next appointment, place the temporary back on your tooth using a small amount of vaseline or denture adhesive and call our office, as it is very important to get the temporary back on to protect the treatment site.
With your temporary, you may experience some minor discomfort due to irritation of the area during the treatment procedures. You may also experience sensitivity to cold or pressures.
Your new permanent crown or bridge will be shaped and shaded especially to your teeth in color and fit. The temporary crown or bridge is made to serve you temporarily, so its color and fit are not custom-matched to your teeth.
After your new permanent crown or bridge is in place, you may need a few days to adjust to it. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, please call for an appointment, and we can adjust it.
Care for your new crown or bridge with proper brushing and flossing. It is especially important to keep the edge of the crown or bridge clean at the gum line.
As always, if you need anything at all, please reach out – we're always here for you. Thank you for the continued trust and the opportunity to deliver your dental care.
Dr. Hill & Team