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Doctor insights on: Temporary Crown Sensitivity

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Dr. James Chapman
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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I've started noticing some pain and sensitivity in the small gap between my molar and my new temporary dental crown. What could be causing this?

I've started noticing some pain and sensitivity in the small gap between my molar and my new temporary dental crown. What could be causing this?

Interproximal pain: May be due to food impaction, excess temporary cement, poor contours or adaptation of the temporary crown, inadequate oral hygiene, or something else. Have your own dentist take and look and tell you what's causing it and how to alleviate the problem. It may be a combination of factors. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat after losing a temporary crown?

Is it safe to eat after losing a temporary crown?

Use Other Side: The purpose of a temporary crown is to protect the underlying tooth from fracturing. Please, do not let a tooth go more than a couple days without a temporary crown. ...Read more

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How much time will fixodent hold a temporary crown?

How much time will fixodent hold a temporary crown?

2 days only: These is temporary remedy until you can see your dentist to have permanent cement placed. The better solution is just to leave it off for a few days preventing complications like gum problem, bite problem and crown aspiration into the lungs. Call your dentist and inform that you have lost a crown. Most offices will see you the same day. If not see "emergency dentist". Take care. ...Read more

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How do you take the taste off food out of a temporary crown?

How do you take the taste off food out of a temporary crown?

New temp: If the food lodges around the crown orif it is loose and food boes beneath cangive smell as well as can cause gingivitis..Can use mouth wadh or see your dentist to get the temporary crown checked. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can remedy a temporary crown falling off?

Is there any way I can remedy a temporary crown falling off?

See the dentist: It is important to keep temporary crown in, as it prevents teeth from moving. Dentist can prevent it from falling out by making a good fit, cementing it with right cement, and also you can help by not chewing sticky food as the crown is there just temporarily... ...Read more

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Crown lengthening, build-up. Can i get a temporary crown on the same day ?

Crown lengthening, build-up. Can i get a temporary crown on the same day ?

Yes: A doctor usually does ceon lengthening if there is not enough tooth structure for a crown patient are dismissed with temporary crown and after few weeks, they come back for a final prep and impression. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get crown lengthening, build-up, and a temporary crown all on the same day?

Yes: We often prefr to do this because we can help keep the tissue from regrowing over the edga. After adequate healing, possibly 8 weeks, the tooth is reprepared and the final impression is made. ...Read more

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How can I put back in temporary crown?

How can I put back in temporary crown?

Temporary cement: A temporary crown can come off from chewing sticky food or flossing around a temp crown.You can put it back on using a temporary cement found at most stores.First practice putting it back on tooth to make sure you know the correct way it goes on.Dry the tooth.Place small amount of the temp cement in crown. (it's better to use too little than too much.).Bite down gently on it while cement sets. ...Read more

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My temporary crown came loose, what to do?

My temporary crown came loose, what to do?

Call dentist: Call your dentist to get it recemented. Until then, keep the temporary crown on the tooth, avoid chewing on it, and if you must floss around it, once you floss in the area, let go of one end of the floss and pull it through the contact laterally; don't pull the floss up to the biting surface as you normally would. If it comes out, put a little toothpaste on the inside then place it back on. ...Read more

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What do I do if my temporary crown broke off?

Call your...: Dentist and see if you can get in as soon as possible. If the temporary crown is intact you can try placing it back on using a temporary cement from local drug store or even fixodent. If unsure see your dentist. ...Read more

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About how long should a temporary crown stay on?

About how long should a temporary crown stay on?

Lab-made plastic: These crowns are not meant to last for a long time. In some cases, however, a temporary crown can stay in place for a year or longer. If it needs to last longer, a lab-made plastic crown is best. Ask your dentist for lab made temps. ...Read more

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Is there a way to put my temporary crown back on?

Easiest way: Is with either fixodent or most drug stores sell a dental temporary cement. If unsure call your dentist. ...Read more

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What happens if i eat normally with a temporary crown?

What happens if i eat normally with a temporary crown?

Temporary: Remember, a temporary crown is only meant to be 'temporary' so during this duration, you need to watch what you 'challenge' the temporary with. Just know that if you use items like taffy, ice, peanut brittle, etc, they generally will win, and your temp will either come out or fracture. ...Read more

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My temporary crown won't come off without pain. Is this bad?

My temporary crown won't come off without pain. Is this bad?

No worry: In modern practice dentist always get you numb before removing a temporary crown on a tooth that doesn't have a root canal. Ir is a painless procedure. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for me to have a temporary crown for 2 months?

No: Temporary crown are put on so you can wait for your crown usually the average time is 2 weeks usually with temporary crown the seal is not great have it finalized. ...Read more

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I have a temporary crown and am terrified of it coming out. Help?

I have a temporary crown and am terrified of it coming out. Help?

Temporary crown off: If it comes off, the dentist can put it back on with semi-permanent cement to keep it more stable until the day the permanent one arrives. Not flossing the temporary crown is your best way to keep it from coming off...And not chewing sticky goods. ...Read more

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