care tips for temporary

Care Tips For Temporary Crowns

Having a dental crown fitted involves an intermediate step, where a temporary crown is placed while the permanent piece is being custom-made. Here’s how to care for temporary crowns.

Key takeaways:

  • Avoid eating hard or sticky foods. Temporary crowns aren’t as sturdy as natural teeth, and they could be dislodged if you eat these foods.
  • Be gentle when brushing and flossing.
  • Don’t use an electric toothbrush until the permanent crown is in place.

If the temporary crown moves or comes off, see your dentist as soon as possible. 

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.