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Doctor insights on: Temporary Dental Cement

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What do you do with your temporary dental crown when it falls out?

What do you do with your temporary dental crown when it falls out?

Don't loose it!: Take it back to your dentist to have it re-temporary cemented. If this is not possible, most drug stores have a temporary dental cement you can use. Dry both the inside of the temporary crow, and your tooth and push the crown back on in the correct orientation. ...Read more

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I ordered a dental crown and it's been over a month. Should I have been given a temporary crown?

I ordered a dental crown and it's been over a month. Should I have been given a temporary crown?

Definitely, yes: the temporary crown after crown preparation is very important because your dentist has removed of tooth structure from the prepared tooth. The temporary crown acts as a protective barrier, keeping the prepared tooth safe and in its place. ...Read more

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How many ( weeks/ months) would you keep temporary cement in new permanent bridge on upper molar natural teeth with no dental issues or concerns.

How many ( weeks/ months) would you keep temporary cement in  new permanent bridge on upper molar natural teeth with no dental issues or concerns.

Indefinitely: First of all, why is a permanent bridge on with temporary cement? Sometimes this is done when the health of one of the nerves is in question. I usually will try to remove this after 6 months and recement with permanent cement. If it doesn't come off very easily, i will usually just leave it in place and monitor. If it loosens, then remove and recement. If it stays secure, monitor only. ...Read more

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Can you have MRI with temporary dental crown?

Definitely, yes: Dental caps, temporary crowns, pins, permanent wires, braces etc. can be scanned with no problem or restriction. ...Read more

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If a dental implant that has temporary cement cannot be removed for permanent cement, can this result in bacteria to collect and cause decay?

If a dental implant that has temporary cement cannot be removed for permanent cement, can this result in bacteria to collect and cause decay?

Not a problem: There is no tooth structure to decay so the simple awser is no. Many dentists actually prefer temporary cements as it can (usually) make removal of the implant crown easier for maintenance and the like. ...Read more

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Need doctor help! how to tell if my temporary dental bridge is loose?

Need doctor help! how to tell if my temporary dental bridge is loose?

Dent Temp: It is over the counter temporary cement. If the temporary bridge becomes loose while waiting for a permanent visits, place the temporary Dent Temp and place a temporary bridge back. If you cannot replace the temporary bridge yourself, call your dentist for an emergency appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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