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A dental crown restoration performed at Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC typically includes two distinct phases. The first step involves preparing the tooth by removing the tooth enamel layer. This creates an abutment that will later anchor the crown. Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite will then secure a hard, plastic cap, which is called a temporary crown, to protect it.

If your temporary crown is damaged or if it comes loose or falls out, it could damage the abutment inside and cause significant complications. To minimize potential complications, Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite offers these basic suggestions to help maintain your temporary dental crown in Gainesville, Georgia.

It’s best to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction created has the potential to pull the temporary crown loose. You should also avoid biting down on hard or crunchy foods as it could potentially crack the plastic cap and significantly damage the abutment inside.

It’s worth noting that healthy gums will help seat the crown restoration comfortably. You will need to brush and floss the temporary crown to remove plaque and residual food particles. If you’re having issues flossing the area, you might want to try using a brand of waxed dental floss.

If you have questions or concerns about your temporary crown, you can always call 770-536-8868 to consult with a staff member at our clinic.