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The temporary crown cemented into your smile is only intended to protect the abutment while the dental lab works on your permanent crown. As you go about your day, you need to remember that the temporary crown is not designed to fully restore the tooth’s function.

If your temporary crown is damaged, cracked, or loosened, it could damage the abutment inside and lead to very significant complications.

Biting into hard foods, chewing on ice or participating in bad habits, like chewing on pencils and pens, could also crack the biting surface of the temporary crown. In addition, you should try to avoid eating sticky foods or chewing gum with your crown. The stickiness and suction involved could potentially pull the temporary crown off of the abutment.

Maintaining a good oral health will help your permanent crown fit comfortably above your gumline. Once your dentist, Dr. Scott R. Adishian, cements your permanent crown in place, you should remember to floss around it. If you’re having problems working the strand of floss around the tooth, you might want to try using a wax-coated variety.

If for some reason your temporary crown becomes loose or damaged, you should not hesitate to call Scott R. Adishian, DDS, Inc. at 626-796-3700 to set up an appointment.