These teeth are at risk for cracks and fractures and need a crown for support,
structure and strength.
tooth/teeth are prepared by reducing it’s size around the outside to make room
for the crown. If the crown is gold a minimum amount can be shaved off because
the gold can be fairly thin. If the crown is white or porcelain more tooth must
be shaved to make room.
Your tooth/teeth have been shaped and prepared for your new crown.
Impressions of this tooth/teeth have been taken and a model of your teeth
has been prepared. This stone replica of your tooth/teeth is made up to
determine your natural bite.
After your tooth/teeth have been prepared
a “temporary” crown is made to protect this area
and keep it covered for about two weeks while the crown is being
fabricated by the lab.
temporary can feel a little rough and sensitive to hot and cold because we
don’t want the temporary touching near the gums.
This temporary is than adjusted to fit your bite.
This temporary is cemented with soft paste so that it can be easily
is extremely important while your temporary crown is in place.
The health of your gum tissue and the success of your final treatment
restoration depends upon it!
PLEASE follow these
careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough steak in this
at least twice a day using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride.
Be sure to brush carefully around the temporary and take extra care
to thoroughly clean this area|
|Use a proxybrush
to clean around the area after every meal
very carefully around this area at least once a day|
an alcohol free, antibacterial mouth rinse like
Breath Rx™ once to twice a
eating curry it may turn the temporary crown bright yellow or orange.
Smoking can stain the temporary|
the temporary crowns becomes loose between visits, PLEASE place the
temporary back on your tooth IMMEDIATELY !
crown comes off try a small tube of denture adhesive paste and place a small amount in the crown
and place it back on your tooth. Also try Dent Temp™ or Tempenol™ as a
temporary adhesive. Do NOT use
ordinary household glue.
Once again REPLACING THE TEMPORARY CROWN IMMEDIATELY
IS VERY IMPORTANT! It only
takes a short time for teeth to move if the temporary is not put back into its
proper position. This could affect
the final restoration significantly causing it to not fit and may necessitate
new impressions and a great deal of time. If
you cannot replace the temporary crown yourself, put it in a safe place and call
us. We will be happy to
It is important that you
keep your appointments so the condition of this area does not change before treatment is completed which can result in the permanent
crown/bridge not fitting and requiring a lot of adjustments and chair time.
Map Bridge-Crown Guide