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Temporary Crowns

What to do if a temporary crown falls off

A temporary crown is important for two reasons: it protects the tooth from getting contaminated by germs and plaques and it holds the tooth in place until the permanent crown is ready.

If the temporary crown comes off even for a few hours your teeth can shift, which can cause the permanent crown to not fit correctly. Therefore the best thing to do is to go back to the dentist to get it re-cemented so please bring the temporary crown with you.

If you can’t get to the dentist right away put it back in yourself. If it stays, then chew on the other side and get into the dentist as soon as you can. If it is loose, you can use some denture adhesive cream (you can buy it at your pharmacy) to hold it in. Place a small amount of the cream inside the temporary crown, place it over the tooth and gently bite down.

But remember, it is important to make an appointment at Dental Care Bridgewater to have the crown re-cemented as soon as possible.

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