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A temporary crown is used in several dental restorations meant to replace a tooth’s enamel layer. They are most commonly associated with restoring a tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown or to protect one of the anchoring abutments during a dental bridge restoration.

Dr. Jerard Wilson and his team stresses that this hard piece of plastic does not effectively restore the tooth’s basic function. It is merely meant to protect the sensitive internal abutment that will eventually secure your new dental work in place.

While you’re waiting for the completion of your dental crown or dental bridge it’s best to avoid chewing gum or eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction might pull the temporary crown loose. It would also be a good idea to avoid biting down on hard foods, crunching ice, or nibbling on desktop items can also damage your temporary crown.

If your temporary crown comes loose or it is damaged in any way, it could cause significant complications. This could delay the dental restoration process or even call for additional invasive treatments. So, if you notice any problem with your temporary crown it’s best to have it examined and addressed by Dr. Jerard Wilson as soon as possible.

If you are in the Rocklin, California, area and you are having a problem with your temporary crown, you should call 916-663-5555 to seek treatment at Rocklin Dental.