Porcelain Restorations

Today your teeth were prepared for porcelain restorations. Porcelain restorations are the “state-of-the-art” in dentistry and will provide a beautiful smile for you for many years. During the next few weeks, until your porcelain restorations are returned from the ceramist, you may experience some of the following symptoms with your teeth:

  • Provisionals:
    We have placed temporary restorations on your teeth today. They may feel rough or become slightly discolored. Avoid dark pigmented foods and drinks, such as red wine, coffee, tea, etc. Your provisionals are made of plastic and are fragile, so please avoid biting down into anything hard, chewy, or sticky. Although we try to make your provisionals as nice looking as possible, they are not an indication of what your final veneers will look like. The length will be similar, but the final shape and contour will be different.

  • Sensitivity to cold:
    This is very normal and will subside once your definitive restorations are placed. You may want to avoid drinking extremely cold liquids until then.

  • Maintenance:
    To ensure your gum tissue remains healthy, I have given you a large syringe that is to be filled with chlorhexidine. I want you to carefully express the liquid along your gum line where your provisionals meet the gums; do this twice daily.

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.

Feel free to call me evenings or weekends if you have any concerns or questions.

Congratulations on your hew smile!

Office: 505-828-2020
Cell: 505-850-0159