Your New Crown or Bridge
Before we cement your permanent restoration, you will have a temporary one placed. They aren’t as sturdy as the permanent versions, so be careful when eating and when cleaning your teeth.
Avoid sticky or chewy foods. When cleaning, brush gently. Don’t pull up on the tooth while flossing, as the temporary could become dislodged. (If it does, call us so we can reattach the temporary for you!)
You may experience some sensitivity or irritation after either the temporary or permanent restoration is placed. This is normal, and the pain should subside after the soft tissues heal. A warm salt water rinse can help. Advil or Tylenol can be taken for pain relief.
When the permanent crown or bridge is placed, it may feel a little awkward for a few days. Your mouth needs to adjust. It should feel like your natural teeth in less than a week. If your bite feels abnormal in any way, please let us know.
Caring for your bridge or crown is just like caring for your own teeth. You should brush and floss regularly. If you have a bridge, use floss threaders to clean under it regularly.
Got any questions?
Please feel free to call our office today at 970-249-2077.
One of our friendly staff will be happy to help you.