Crown & Bridge
Crowns & Bridges in Lake Mary, FL | Family Dental Care
Post-Operative Instructions for Crown
and/or Bridge Restorative Treatment
During your appointment today one or more of your teeth was
prepared for a permanent crown or bridge restoration. A temporary crown (acrylic) was fabricated
for each prepared tooth. Temporary
crowns are cemented with interim strength cement to allow for easy removal at
your next appointment.
If your temporary crown should become loose or
dislodged. Please keep the temporary, if
possible, and contact our office. We
will have you return to the office to have the temporary crown recemented or
replaced. DO NOT EAT OR CHEW ANYTHING
HARD OR STICKY ON YOUR TEMPORARY CROWN. Once you receive your permanent crown,
you will be able to eat normally.
Today the treatment area was numbed with anesthesia. Please
refrain from drinking hot liquids or chewing until the numbing effect has
completed worn off (approx. 30 minutes – 4 hours).
Crown and/or bridge restorations may change how your teeth
come together, your bite. It is
important that you discuss how your bite feels with the doctor and adjustment
can be made to ensure good occlusion.
These adjustments are typical with any crown/bridge procedure.
You may experience sensitivity in the affected area for 24
hours to 2 weeks. Every patient is
different. If your tooth has not
received root canal treatment prior to crown restoration, you may experience
temporary sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures on the tooth. This is normal and will decrease over
time. You may also have sore gum tissue
around the affected tooth. This is also
normal and can be typically eased with the use of over the counter pain
medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
If prescription medications were prescribed please follow
the instructions on the label those given to you by the doctor to the
letter. If you experience any unexpected
side effects, please discontinue use and contact our office for assistance.
You may brush and floss normally after the numbness has
completed worn off. You will want to
gently brush the affected area for the first 48 hours after treatment.
If you have received treatment today for an implant supported restorative crown,
it is important that you continue to follow the crucial oral care instructions
during and after restorative treatment that you received from your implant
surgeon. If you have any questions, you
may contact your surgeon for additional information.
Please do not hesitate to contact our
office with any questions or concerns. If you should require urgent assistance after hours, please call: 407-529-5681
you for being a great patient!