A standard dental crown restoration performed by Dr. Kurt Seidler typically involves two separate appointments. The first involves clearing away any remaining tooth enamel to create a healthy abutment capable of anchoring the eventual dental crown. An impression is then created to guide dental lab technicians in creating the piece of dental work.
Dr. Kurt Seidler will then secure a temporary crown to protect the abutment in the interim. This hard piece of plastic does not restore the tooth’s basic function. It is merely meant to serve as a protective measure.
During this time it’s best to avoid chewing gum or eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction might pull the temporary crown loose. It’s also wise to avoid biting down on hard foods, crunching ice, or nibbling on desktop items can also damage your temporary crown.
If your temporary crown comes loose or it’s damaged, it could cause significant complications. This could delay the dental restoration process or even call for additional dental treatments.
A temporary crown should also be included in your daily oral hygiene regimen. This includes brushing it twice a day and flossing once each day. This will help maintain healthy periodontal tissues in the area to allow your new dental crown to fit comfortably with your gumline.
If you are in the Carrollton, Texas, area and you are having a problem with your temporary crown, you should call 972-492-0411 to seek treatment at Kurt A. Seidler DDS.