We have a few recommendations to optimize your healing while you have your temporary crown and when the permanent crown is delivered.

Diet

  • Avoid chewing until the numbness has worn off to avoid accidently biting on and causing trauma to your cheek or tongue.
  • Avoid hot beverages and hot food until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to burn your mouth while still numb.
  • While you have a temporary crown, we recommend chewing on the opposite side of your mouth.
  • If you have a temporary crown, we recommend not eating any foods too sticky or crunchy that could displace the temporary crown.

Pain

  • Both the injection site and the gums around the tooth we worked on may be sore after treatment. Ibuprofen or Tylenol works best to alleviate this tenderness.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold is not uncommon after crowns are prepared and delivered. We expect this type of sensitivity to go away with time. Sometimes the tooth needs a few weeks to completely heal.
  • If you experience pain upon biting down on the new crown let us know, a bite adjustment of your new crown may be needed.

Oral Hygiene

  • If you have a temporary crown, do not floss the area of the temporary crown. You may brush the area around the temporary crown gently. We encourage you to brush and floss all other teeth as normal.
  • After delivery of the final crown, we recommend that you do not floss the new crown for 24 hours as the cement can still be setting. You may brush the area of the new crown gently. After 24 hours you may brush, floss and rinse all teeth as normal.

Bridge or Crown Falls Out

  • If your bridge or crown falls out please give our office a call immediately so that we can assess and replace the crown. Try not to put the crown back in yourself as you risk either swallowing the crown or even inhaling it into your lungs. We want to get the crown recemented as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of the adjacent teeth crowding into the space where the crown was.

Having Crown Issues?

  • If you experience persistent pain, if your bite feels uneven or if you have any additional questions, please give Chase Judd, DDS a call at (801) 438-7445 so that we may address your concern. We restore smiles with dental crowns and bridges in Draper, Utah, and our dentist can help you create a better smile.