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A temporary crown is made from a hard, plastic material. Here at Edford L. Clark, DMD, your dentist, Dr. Edford Clark, often uses them to protect a dental abutment during the process of a dental crown or bridge restoration. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown is not as strong as a natural or restored tooth.

If your temporary crown is damaged, comes loose or falls out, it could damage the abutment inside and cause significant complications. To reduce the chances of this happening, your dentist offers these basic suggestions to help maintain your temporary crown.

It’s best to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction created has the potential to pull the temporary crown loose. You should also avoid biting down on hard or crunchy foods as it could potentially crack the plastic cap and significantly damage the abutment inside.

Healthy gums will also help the eventual new crown fit comfortably into your gumline. You will need to brush and floss the temporary crown to remove plaque and residual food particles. If you’re having issues flossing the area, you might want to try using a brand of waxed dental floss.

If you have any troubles with your temporary crown in Prestonburg, Kentucky, you shouldn’t delay in calling 606-886-4260 to have it examined and treated at our clinic.