service After Treatment Instructions Temporary Crowns and Bridges - Post-Treatment Instructions After your first crown or bridge appointment, refrain from eating for at least 1 hour and until the  anesthesia has worn off.  Temporary: A temporary crown or bridge will be placed on the prepared teeth while the permanent  restoration is being made. The temporary serves very important purposes. It protects the exposed  dentin so it is not sensitive, prevents food and bacteria from collecting on the tooth preparation, and  prevents the tooth from shifting or moving, which can make seating of the permanent restoration more  difficult or even impossible. The temporary is placed with a cement that is designed to come off easily,  so avoid chewing sticky foods such as gum or taffy or anything very crunchy. Use your toothbrush to  clean the temporary as you normally do your other teeth. However, when flossing, it is best to slide the  floss out below the contact rather than popping up through the contact between the temporary and the  tooth next to it.  If your temporary comes off between appointments, even if there is no discomfort, slip it back on and  call our office in order to have us recement it for you. It cannot be stressed too much how important this  is.  A little denture adhesive or even toothpaste placed inside the crown can help to hold it in place in the  interim.  Sensitivity: Sensitivity, especially to cold, is common while you are wearing the temporary. If you  experience this, avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages. It is normal to have discomfort in the  gums around the tooth after the anesthesia wears off. If your gums are tender, rinse with warm salt  water by dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water. An analgesic, such as  whatever you would take for a headache, will help to increase your comfort.  Permanent Crown or Bridge: Typically, we will have your permanent crown or bridge around 2 weeks  after the appointment which the tooth or teeth were prepared. It may take a few days to get used to the  new crown or bridge, after your permanent restoration is finally cemented. If your bite feels high or  unbalanced, please be sure to call our office for an appointment for a simple adjustment.  Home Care after seating your Permanent Crown or Bridge: Although crowns and bridges are often the  most durable of all restorations, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the  interface between the tooth and crown. It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing  immediately. Daily home care and regulating your intake of sugar-containing foods will increase the  longevity of your new restorations.                           <<  Back to Patient Info.                          <<  Back to After Treatment Inst. CARE DENTAL CLINIC shop no. 42, mayur park buildig, sec-36, kamothe, navi mumbai - 410209. India    +91-22-65731899.