Recommendations following placement of a crown or conventional bridge
The placement of conventional crowns and bridges requires two or three appointments. At the end of your first visit, a temporary crown (or bridge) will be placed to protect your teeth while the lab fabricates your permanent crown (or bridge).
It is important during this period:
- To avoid eating while the anesthesia is still in effect.
- To avoid hard or sticky foods like gum, nuts, baguette, etc. These foods could dislodge the temporary restoration.
- Try to eat using the other side of your mouth. The temporary restoration is not as strong as the permanent one.
- To brush your teeth normally and floss as your dentist or team member has shown you.
If the temporary crown (or bridge) comes off, it is imperative that you return to the clinic so that it can be re-cemented. Do not hesitate to call us at 514 287-1900.
Once the permanent restoration is in place:
- Avoid eating while the anesthesia is still in effect.
- Eat normally after the anesthesia wears off.
- Brush your teeth and floss normally.
If you feel pain or that your teeth do not touch together as before, you must return to the clinic for an adjustment as soon as possible.