Care For Temporary Crowns And Veneers
Whilst we wait for your permanent crown or veneers to be fabricated in the laboratory you will be required to wear a temporary measure which is applied using a “soft cement” allowing your Dentist the ability to remove when required.
You will be able to brush and floss your teeth as normal, but it is important to take care in this period not to accidentally dislodge the temporary crown/s. If you can, it is best to avoid this tooth/teeth completely when eating. Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods and attempt to do most chewing on the other side of your mouth. If you are wearing temporary veneers on your front teeth, do not attempt to open any packets using your teeth or bite into hard foods such as apples, carrots, or tough nuts. We advise cutting your food into a smaller size before consuming.
What should I do if my temporary crown comes off?
Don’t panic, the remaining tooth structure has been completely sealed and is not at an immediate risk of decay or infection. You may notice some sensitivity as there is no longer enamel protecting your tooth. Keep the temporary crown safe and call us on (07) 3483 2000 as soon as possible. Make an appointment to see your Dentist and bring the crown with you to this appointment. In most cases we will need to re-cement the temporary crown.