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A temporary crown is only intended to serve its purpose for a short amount of time. Its only job is to protect the abutment from damage while you await the completion of your permanent crown. If it is damaged or loosened, it could cause significant complications. So, it will require the utmost care and consideration as you go about your day.

Healthy gums will help ensure that your permanent crown will fit comfortably in place. You will still need to brush and floss the temporary crown regularly. If you’re having problems slipping the floss around the temporary crown, you might find that waxed dental floss slips into place easier than unwaxed floss.

Try to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods with your temporary crown because it could pull the temporary crown loose. You should also avoid biting into, chewing or grinding hard foods in that area of your mouth. This could potentially crack the hard, plastic cap and damage the abutment.

If something does happen to your temporary crown in Greensburg, Indiana, you should immediately contact Family Dental Care of Greensburg at 812-663-4400 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Seth C. Conley and Dr. David A. Dickey. We look forward to helping you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!