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While you’re waiting on your permanent dental crown to be fashioned in the dental workshop, we will fit you with a non-permanent crown. Because temporary crowns are not permanent, there are a few things you should do to ensure they’re staying seated in your mouth, keeping your unprotected tooth safe.
One thing we make sure to go over with patients, both those with and without temporary crowns, is to prevent consumption of sugary and sticky foods like soda and gummy candy. These forms of foods will hurt the bare tooth, and in a few cases, they can become sticky enough to remove the crown. Overall, sugary foods are very bad for chompers. You can also protect your impermanent crown by avoiding tough foods, which can have the effect of knocking off the crown when chomped on, and by chewing less frequently on that side of your oral cavity while you’re waiting for the finished crown. Finally, don’t lift floss like you normally would when flossing, but pull the floss outward instead of up.
Inhabitants of Leawood, Kansas, and the neighboring areas can phone 913-685-2171 to schedule appointments with the Robert P. Sherman team and Dr. Robert P. Sherman. We’ll be excited to see you in our office and work with soon.