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Plover Family Dental Care
Dr. Roger J. Gollon
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Call: (715) 341-7665

Post Op Instructions - Crown or Bridge

Post Op Instructions Following Crown or Bridge Treatment

  • Following the first appointment for a crown or bridge procedure, a temporary is usually placed on the tooth or teeth involved. This will protect them while the custom restoration is being made.

  • Temporary crowns are of a universal size and shade that also serve a cosmetic function for front teeth. Your final restoration will be shaped and shaded better than the temporary to match you other teeth in both color and function.

  • The use of temporary cement is for easy removal on your next appointment. If your temporary comes off between appointments, slip it back on and call us for an appointment.

  • Many crowns fit below the gum line. Therefore, you may experience some discomfort for a few days due the irritation of that area during the procedures. Sensitivity to cold or pressure is also possible.

  • 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 in not correctly balanced, be sure and call for 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 gum line.