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When Dr. R. Erik Cantwell secured your temporary crown over the tooth, it was not intended to restore the full function of the tooth. The temporary crown’s only job is to protect the tooth. If it is damaged, cracked, comes loose, or falls out, it could cause significant complications and even damage the tooth.

As a result, your temporary crown requires special daily care and inclusion in your daily oral routine. Healthy gums will help insure that your permanent crown will fit comfortably in place. Make sure to brush and floss the temporary crown twice each day. If you’re having problems slipping the floss around the temporary crown, you might want to try using waxed floss. The waxy coating will allow the strand to slip between teeth and around the temporary crown easily.

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. You should also avoid biting off, crunching down on, or grinding on hard foods in that area of your mouth. This could potentially crack the hard plastic cap and damage the tooth.

If something does happen to your temporary crown in West Jordan, Utah, you need to call Copper Ridge Dental as soon as possible at 801.260.0530 to schedule an appointment with our dentist.