Crown or Bridge – after preparation:
- After a tooth is prepared for a crown or bridge, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth for the protection. Temporary crown may not match the exact shape and shade of your tooth, as the permanent one. This temporary crown is fitted with temporary cement. When permanent gets ready, we can easily take temporary out and seat permanent.
- As temporary cements take time to set and become hard, chew on the side of your mouth opposite the restoration until the following day. Avoid eating sticky foods such as chewing gum.
- Continue your normal routine of brushing and flossing. Do not pull floss up, pull it through.
- You may experience soreness around the gum line which may be relieved with a warm salt-water rinse. You may also experience sensitivity to cold and/or pressure. This is normal.
- In rare instances, the temporary crown may come off. If it does, apply petroleum jelly to the inside of the temporary and place it back on the tooth. Contact our clinic.
- If in case you are having lots of discomfort, you can call us at 4241942. You can also take painkiller( Paracetamol or Ibuprofen).
Crown or Bridge – after cementation:
- After we fixed your final crown (permanent) or bridge, we advise you not to bite from that crown/bridge for few hours. Follow the instructions that we have suggested after we cement the crown.
- You may feel discomfort for few days. It will take a time to get used to with this new crown/bridge.
- Slight sensitivity to cold is not uncommon. This will go away in a few days.
- If you feel that your bite is not balanced on left and right side, call us for the adjustment.
- To avoid gum irritation, rinse your mouth with warm salt water after your meal.
- Proper brushing and flossing is advised to retain your final restoration. Even your crowned tooth can decay from the margin of the crown.
- Visit us once in 6 months to check the condition of your final restoration.