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Dental restorations that involve the use of a crown or bridge often occur in two phases. Once the area has been prepared, Doctors Jorge de la Osa will protect it with a temporary crown.

It’s important to remember that this small plastic cap is meant to prevent harm from coming to the sensitive abutment within. It is not strong enough to restore the full function of the tooth. With that in mind, there are a few things you should keep in mind to help maintain your temporary crown during the dental restoration process.

It’s best to abstain from chewing gum or eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction could potentially pull the temporary crown loose. At the same time, biting down on hard foods, crunching ice, or chewing on desktop items can also damage your temporary crown.

Your should continue to brush twice a day and floss once a day with a temporary crown.

If you are in the El Monte, California, area and you have a temporary crown in distress, you should call 626.579.4274 to seek treatment at Sunshine Dental Group.