Crowns and bridges usually take 2 or 3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment the tooth is prepared, impressions are taken, and a temporary crown is placed on your tooth.

You may experience sensitivity, gum soreness, and slight discomfort on the tooth; it should subside after the placement of permanent crown.

Whenever anesthesia is used, avoid chewing on your teeth until the numbness has worn off.

A temporary crown usually made of plastic is placed to protect the tooth and prevent other teeth or gum margin from migrating. To avoid losing your temporary crown, do not chew on sticky or hard food (chewing gum, ice). Try to chew on the opposite side of the temporary as much as possible.

Your bite may feel different for a day or two after permanent crown placement. But if after 2-3 days the bite still feels uneven when chewing on the tooth, call our office. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently.

Continue using interdental brush or floss to clean in between tooth contacts after crown placement.