White Bear Smiles

White Bear Smiles

Information Following Crown or Bridge Treatment

  • Following the first appointment for a crown or bridge procedure, a temporary is placed on the tooth or teeth involved. This will protect them while the custom restoration is being made.
  • Your final restoration will be shaped and shaded to match your other teeth in both color and function.
  • The use of temporary cement is for easy removal on your next appointment. Floss carefully here until the permanent crown or bridge is placed.
  • Many crowns fit below the gumline. Therefore, you may experience some discomfort for a few days due to the irritation of that area during the procedures. Sensitivity to cold or pressure is also possible. You may want to take some Advil to relieve this discomfort.
  • After the final cementation of your fixed restoration, it may take a few days to get used to the new crown or bridge. If you feel the bite is not correctly balanced, be sure to call for an appointment for a simple adjustment.
  • Proper brushing and flossing is recommended to help you retain your final restoration. The only area that a crowned tooth can decay is at the edge of the crown at the gumline, so be sure to brush this area well. If you should have any questions please call our office.