A dental crown restoration occurs in two distinct stages. It starts by removing the tooth enamel layer and any lingering decay or damaged structures. This leaves behind a post-like structure known as an abutment that will eventually anchor a new crown. Your dentists, Dr. Cho, Dr. Hayat, and Dr. Reisner, will then secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment. This will protect the abutment while our off-site dental lab technician prepares your final crown.
As you go about your day, you need to be mindful of the fact that a temporary crown is not as functional as a new crown. If possible, you should avoid chewing gum or eating sticking or hard foods on that side of your mouth. This could potentially pull the crown loose or crack the hard plastic.
If you do have a loose or damaged temporary crown, you should seek timely treatment at Alpha Dental Spa. If there is food or debris in your mouth, you should gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. This will give you a clear view of the abutment and allow you to assess the situation.
You shouldn’t attempt any other cleaning treatments as this could potentially damage the sensitive abutment. Anything that needs to be done can be performed by our dentists’ highly trained hands.
If you have a problem with your temporary crown in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, you should not delay in calling 856-829-1989 to have it examined and repaired at our clinic.