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Question: What do I do if my temporary crown falls off?
First, contact your dentist immediately if your temporary crown comes off. Save the temporary so they can re-cement it back into place. It's very important for the proper fit of your final crown that your temporary stay in place. Your gum wall can start to shift and leave less space for your permanent crown. What a waste if your $1,000 doesn't fit anymore and needs to be recast. Save it and bring it with you.
Depending on how quickly your dentist can fit you in, make sure you put the temporary crown in safe place and don't loose it.
Call your dentist office if your bite feels uneven, you have persistent sensitivity or discomfort, or if you have any questions or concerns. If your dentist used an anesthetic during the procedure, avoid chewing until the numbness has completely worn off.
Avoid chewing for at least one half-hour to allow the temporary cement to set.
To keep your temporary in place, avoid eating hard or sticky foods, especially chewing gum. If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth. I know it might take you longer to eat and your food will get cold, but it's worth it.
Remember to brush normally, but floss very carefully. Remove floss from the side to prevent removal of the temporary crown. Instead of pulling upwards with the floss, pull it out of the side of your teeth.
If your teeth are sensitive to hot, cold, or pressure, use desensitizing toothpaste which your dentist might provide you with. If sensitivity persists beyond a few days, give your dentist a call.
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