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Our Gulf Coast Smiles dentist placed your temporary crown to protect the tooth long enough for the dental lab to complete your permanent crown. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off or is damaged, it could cause significant damage to the tooth.

There are some important things to know that will help you take good care of your new temporary crown.

It’s a good idea to avoid eating sticky foods or chewing gum on that side of your mouth. The stickiness and suction could potentially pull the temporary crown loose. Biting into hard foods and chewing on ice, pencils and pens could also crack the biting surface of the temporary crown.

Healthy gums will help ensure that we can fit your permanent crown comfortably in place. You will need to maintain your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Don’t be afraid to floss around the temporary crown. If you’re having problems working the strand of floss in place, you might want to try a wax-coated product.

If for some reason your temporary crown in Cape Coral, Florida, becomes loose, is damaged or comes off, you need to call Gulf Coast Smiles at 239.549.0001 to schedule an appointment. Taking proper care of your temporary crown will ensure a healthy smile while you wait for your permanent crown to be placed.