If you’re waiting for your permanent crown to be created, then that must mean you currently have a temporary crown over your damaged tooth. Now, please keep in mind that temporary crowns do not necessarily have the complete strength and function of a permanent crown, so it’s best to take good care of your temporary crown by doing the following things:
· Avoid eating sticky foods and treats like caramel, gummy bears, gum, and hot tamales. These products have the potential to stick to your dental crown and pull it out of place.
· Try to switch the majority of your chewing to the opposite side of your mouth. The less you use your temporary crown, the more likely it will remain in tip-top shape.
· Do your best to refrain from eating hard foods, like raw vegetables. Eating these foods could knock the temporary crown out of place and it can also crack or break the restoration.
· As you floss, remember to slide the string out of the crevice rather than pulling it out. Pulling the floss can result in the removal of the crown because the string can catch the bottom or corner of the restoration.
If you have any questions or if you need additional help caring for your temporary crown, please do not hesitate to give South Jackson Family Dental a call at 601-922-0056. Dr. Roxanne Lawrence also encourages you to schedule an appointment if you experience any problems with your temporary dental crown. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can!