Post-Op Instructions for Dental Crowns – Daytona Beach, FL
If you’re getting a dental crown or have already been into our dental office for your first appointment, keep these helpful post-operative instructions in mind to ensure your smooth recovery:
- After your first appointment for crown treatment, a temporary restoration is usually placed on the tooth or teeth involved. The temporary crown protects the site while the custom crown is still being produced. Temporary cement is used so that the crown can be easily removed at your next appointment.
- If your temporary crown comes off before your next appointment, place it back onto your tooth and call our dental office.
- With your temporary and permanent crown, you may experience some discomfort due to irritation of the area during the treatment procedures. You may also experience sensitivity to cold or pressures.
- Your new permanent crown will be shaped and shaded especially to your teeth in color and fit. The temporary crown is made to serve you temporarily, so its color and fit are not custom matched to your teeth.
- Once your new permanent crown is in place, you may need a few days to adjust to it. If you feel that your bite is not correctly balanced, please call for an appointment and we can adjust it.
- Lastly, care for your new permanent crown with proper brushing and flossing. It is especially important to keep the edge of the crown clean at the gumline.
Now that you know what to do after getting your dental crowns, you can enjoy your strong and beautiful smile. And, if you have any questions about dental crowns or your recovery, contact our dental office today!