Thank you for trusting us with your recent crown or bridge preparation. Dr. Vincas Sidrys and Dr. Matthew Garcia look forward to seeing you again to cement your lab-fabricated crown or bridge. For now, you have had a temporary crown or bridge cemented in your mouth. This temporary will need to remain in place until your crown or bridge returns from the lab. Your final restoration will be shaped better than the temporary to match your teeth in both color and function. Sensitivity to cold and pressure is very common; if extreme, please call us.

This temporary should work well for patients for a couple of weeks. This gives us enough time to create and get your new crown or bridge to you. Because the cement used on temporary restorations are not as strong, please follow the advice listed below:

  • Do not eat anything chewy, sticky or doughy.
  • Be careful of bagels and pretzels, etc. (This includes any food with a stiff consistency.)
  • When flossing, pull the floss out between the teeth. Do not pop it up or you could dislodge the temporary crown.
  • Do not be afraid to brush around the temporary; it is important to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
  • If the temporary restoration loosens or shifts out of place, do your best to move it back into position and contact us. Using a temporary cement, our dentists can put it back into place.
  • It is very important that you do not allow the temporary to come off without replacing it. The tooth needs to be protected until your final dental work can be cemented in place. If the temporary crown is not reinserted once removed, your new crown or bridge may not fit properly due to the shifting of your teeth. If the restoration comes out completely, use a small amount of toothpaste or Vaseline to put it into place until we can assist you.

Please do not hesitate to call Willowdaile Cosmetic and Family at 919-479-5800 if you have any questions concerning your temporary crown or bridge in Durham, North Carolina.