Crown Post Treatment Care

Today your tooth was prepared with a porcelain restoration. Porcelain restorations are the “state-of-the-art” in dentistry and will provide a beautiful smile and great functionality for you for many years. During the next few weeks, until your porcelain restoration is returned from the ceramist, you can refer to this list for what to expect and how to care for your temporary crown:

What to Expect
  • Discomfort in the gum tissues
  • Chewing sensitivity (try keeping food on the oppesing side)
  • Slight Hot/Cold/ pressure sensitivity
  • Different texture than actual tooth
How to Care for Your Temporary Crown
  • Chew on the opposite side as much as possible
  • Floss downward towards the gum tissues and pull floss through (NOT UP AND DOWN), This could pull your temporary off
  • Massage the gum tissues with your tooth brush/tooth paste in circular motions during brushing.
  • Warm salt water rinses help with discomfort
  • Ibuprofen is recommended for 24-48 hours after treatment to help with the inflammation response.
When to Call the Office
  • The tooth is waking you up at night
  • Excessive swelling
  • Throbbing
  • The temp comes off
As always, our goal is to provide the very highest quality dental care and at the same time make you feel as comfortable as possible. We realize you have chosen us to take care of your trust is never taken lightly. If there is anything we can do to make your dental treatment more comfortable, please do not hesitate to let us know.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office (505) 828-2020