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Your dentist, Dr. Douglas A Deam DMD PA, secured the hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment of your decayed or damaged tooth to protect it while you wait for your permanent crown to be created. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off or is damaged, it could cause significant harm to the abutment within.

Dr. Douglas A Deam DMD PA offers a few important tips for taking care of your temporary crown.

It’s best to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods with your temporary crown because it could potentially pull the crown free from the abutment.

Your temporary crown also needs to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. Healthy gums will help insure that your permanent crown will fit comfortably in place. So, be sure to brush and floss the temporary crown as recommended. If you’re having issues flossing the area, you might want to try using waxed floss. The waxy coating allows the strand to easily slip between teeth and around the temporary crown.

If something does happen to your temporary crown in Coral Gables, Florida, you should call Douglas A. Deam DMD PA as soon as possible at 305-443-4713 to schedule an appointment.