After Temporary Crowns & Bridges

For the Remainder of the Day

  • Try to avoid sticky foods and chewing gum on the temporary crown to avoid pulling it off.
  • Do not eat, drink hot liquids or smoke until the anesthetic has worn off to prevent injury from accidentally biting or burning oneself.


Slight discomfort, sensitivity and tenderness are possible after a tooth has had dental treatment.

  • The gum around the tooth that has just been worked might be tender for a day or two.
  • If the tenderness persists any longer than two days, please call the office immediately so we can check the temporary crown or bridge and correct any problem.


  • If the temporary crown or bridge comes loose, please call us as soon as possible.
  • If the temporary crown or bridge is off for even a short time, the tooth can shift position and cause the long-lasting crown or bridge to not fit well.


Please avoid eating on the temporary crown as much as possible.

Brushing Flossing

Please carefully clean around the temporary with a toothbrush and floss every day. The long lasting crown or bridge will go in place much easier if the gum around the tooth is healthy. When you do floss, pull the floss carefully out the side to avoid pulling the temp off.

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