A temporary crown is typically used to protect an abutment after a root canal or other form of crown restoration. This hard-plastic cap is not as strong as a natural tooth, and it is important to keep in mind that it is not as functional as a permanent crown. You should try to avoid chewing gum or eating sticking or hard foods on that side of your mouth. This could potentially pull the crown loose, or damage the hard plastic cap.
If your temporary crown is damaged or distressed, please reach out to our Arden Dental Group team in Arden, North Carolina. Our dentists will examine the problem to assess the severity and work to minimize any potential complications.
If your temporary crown falls out, please avoid attempting to brush or clean it (or the abutment) as this could potentially damage these sensitive structures. Any necessary cleaning procedures should be left to the professional tools and techniques used by our highly-trained dental staff.
As long as the abutment itself is undamaged and whole, we might be able to gently clean the area and simply cement it back in place. If there is a problem with the abutment or it breaks off at the gum line, we might need to perform an endodontic treatment like a root canal.
If you are in the process of a crown restoration at our Arden Dental Group practice in Arden, North Carolina and your temporary crown has been damaged or distressed, please reach out to us at 828-684-9260 for treatment. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Dale Deines, Dr. Robert Huffman, Dr. Meredith Clark, and Dr. Joseph Younger look forward to helping you restore your confident smile!