Following the first appointment for a crown or bridge procedure, a temporary crown is usually placed on the tooth or teeth involved. This will protect the tooth/teeth while the custom restoration is being fabricated in the lab.

The use of temporary cement allows for easy removal at your next appointment. If your temporary comes off between appointments, do your best to slip it back on and PLEASE call us for an appointment.

Many crowns fit below the gum-line. Therefore, you may experience some discomfort for a few days due to the irritation of that area that occurs during the procedures. Sensitivity to cold or pressure is also possible.

After the anesthetic wears off, it may take a few days to get used to the provisional temporary crown or bridge. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, be sure to call our office for a simple adjustment.

We recommend professional maintenance and evaluation at least two times a year. If you have had a periodontal (gum disease) problem in the past we recommend 3 to 4 times a year.

Proper care includes BRUSHING, FLOSSING and RINSING WITH WARM SALT WATER a minimum of two times daily. Proper maintenance will not only prolong the life of the restoration, but will also help to prevent problems elsewhere in your mouth.