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A temporary crown is typically used by Drs. Musser and Kinney to protect an abutment during the restoration process. The hard, plastic cap is only intended as a protective measure; it is not strong enough to replicate the tooth’s full function. With some daily care and cleaning considerations, you can ensure your chances of having a complication-free restoration process.

If your temporary crown is damaged or cracked or if it falls out, it could damage the abutment within. This could potentially lead to some serious complications.

Biting into hard foods, crunching on ice or nibbling on foreign objects could potentially crack the biting surface of the temporary crown. At the same time, you should also try 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 from the abutment.

Your new crown will seat comfortably in the socket if you maintain healthy gums. You shouldn’t be afraid to brush and floss around the temporary crown as needed. If you’re having problems working the dental floss between the teeth and the temporary crown, you might want to try using waxed floss. The light, waxy coating will help the strand slip into place without the risk of forcing it or snapping it into the gums.

If you are concerned about your temporary crown in Woodbury, Minnesota, you can always call 651-739-1894 to speak to our team at Art & Science Family Dentistry.