A Temporary Crown Is Made of Hard Plastic

A dental crown restoration needs 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. Then, your dentist, Dr. Susan Chmiel, will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment. This will protect the... read more »

Taking Adequate Care of Your New Temporary Crown

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... read more »