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A hard, plastic, temporary dental crown is only designed to protect the abutment that is waiting to be restored by a new crown. Crowns need to be custom crafted in a dental lab. If the dental lab technicians have a heavy workflow, there could be a minor delay before your new crown is ready.

Brushing and flossing around a temporary crown are essential for maintaining healthy gums and helping the permanent crown seat comfortably on the gumline.

As you go about your day, you need to remember that a temporary crown is not as functional as a new crown. If possible, you should avoid chewing gum or eating sticky or hard foods on that side of your mouth. This could potentially pull the crown loose or crack the hard plastic.

If you do have a loose or damaged temporary crown, you should seek timely treatment at Art & Science Family Dentistry. If there are food or debris in your mouth, you should gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This will give you a clear view of the abutment and allow you to assess the situation.

You shouldn’t attempt any other cleaning treatments as this could potentially damage the sensitive abutment. Anything that needs to be done can be performed by Dr. Kinney and Musser’s highly trained hands.

If you have a problem with your temporary crown in Woodbury, Minnesota, you should not delay in contacting us at 651-739-1894 to seek timely treatment from your dentist.