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How to Look after a Temporary Crown

dental-crownWhile you wait for a permanent dental crown to be made, your dentist will likely place a temporary crown to protect the tooth. If a temporary crown becomes loose, you should contact your dentist right away.

Key takeaways:

  • Try to avoid using the temporary crown to bite food, preferably avoiding chewing on the side of the mouth with the crown.
  • Hard and sticky foods should be avoided as they could dislodge your temporary crown.
  • You can still brush and floss your teeth, but you should brush and floss gently.

"However, if you normally use an electric toothbrush, you may want to switch back to a manual one for brushing your temporary crown, as it allows you to be gentler on your smile."

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