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Your DM Family Dentistry dentist secured a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment of your tooth to protect it while you wait for the dental lab technicians to complete your permanent dental crown. Please remember that the temporary crown does not have the full function of a natural tooth.

If your temporary crown is damaged, comes loose or falls out, it could harm the abutment inside and cause significant complications. It’s important to keep a few special tips in mind that will help you take care of your temporary crown.

You should try to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods with your temporary crown. The suction that is created during this action could potentially pull the temporary crown loose. You should also avoid biting down on hard or crunchy foods because it could actually crack the plastic cap and significantly damage the abutment inside.

Maintaining healthy gums will ensure that your permanent crown will fit comfortably in place. So, it’s important that you maintain your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. If you’re having issues with 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 for some reason your temporary crown in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, becomes loose or damaged, you need to call DM Family Dentistry immediately at 847-740-8827 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Doris Madrigal.