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When Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel cemented a temporary crown over the abutment in your mouth, it was intended to protect the abutment long enough for the dental lab to complete your permanent crown. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off or is damaged it could cause significant damage to the abutment within.

There are a few things Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel recommends to help you take adequate care of your temporary crown. It’s a good idea to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth, as it could potentially pull the temporary crown loose.

Your temporary crown should always be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. Healthy gums will help insure that your permanent crown will fit comfortably in place. So be sure to brush and floss the temporary crown as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. If you’re having issues flossing the area, you might want to try using waxed floss. The waxy coating tends to allow the strand to slip between teeth and around the temporary crown easily.

If something does happen to your temporary crown, you should call Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel as soon as possible at 414-525-0300 to schedule an appointment.