Post Op - Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges
Crown and  Bridge Care near Canandaigua, Victor & Geneva, NY

Crowns and Bridges Post-Operative Instructions

Temporary Crowns/Bridge
The purpose of your temporary crown/bridge is to protect your teeth while your permanent crown/bridge is being made

Eating - The temporary is placed with easily removable cement, so avoid chewy, sticky, hard or crunchy foods; such as chewing gum, caramels, and nuts. These foods may pull off the temporary crown. It is important that your temporary crown or bridge stay in place until the final crown/bridge is placed.

Brushing - Use your toothbrush to gently clean the temporary crown just like you normally do your other teeth. Please brush the gum line around the temporary crown to keep it clean.

Flossing - When flossing push the floss in between the teeth as normal, however do not pull floss back through. This may dislodge the temporary crown. Instead, pull the floss out to the side.

If your temporary crown comes off - If your temporary crown comes dislodged or comes off between appointments, attempt to slip it back on with toothpaste and then call our office at 585.337.9074 to schedule a time for us to re-cement the crown at no charge.

Sensitivity - Sensitivity, especially to cold, is typical while you are wearing the temporary crown. Should you experience this, avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages.
  • It is perfectly normal to experience soreness in the gums around the tooth once the numbness wears off.
  • If your gums are tender; rinse with warm salt water by dissolving 1 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water
  • If sensitivity or soreness lasts longer than a week, please call our office

For mild discomfort, use Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin). Do not take more than 600mg every 4-6 hours. 
If Tylenol works better take 1000mg every 6 hours. 
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