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Dr. Brian Miller secured your temporary crown in place for the sole purpose of protecting the abutment within. It is intended to serve this purpose while the dental lab technician works on completing the new crown. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown is not designed to fully restore the tooth’s function in your mouth.

If your temporary crown is damaged, it could harm the abutment within. This could potentially lead to some serious complications.

Biting hard foods, crunching ice or having bad habits, like chewing on pencils and pens, could also crack the biting surface of the temporary crown. At the same time, you should also try to avoid eating sticky foods or chewing gum on that side of your mouth. The stickiness and suction could potentially pull the temporary crown off of the abutment.

Your new crown will seat comfortably in the socket if you maintain healthy gums. So, you shouldn’t be afraid to brush and floss around the temporary crown twice each day. If you’re having problems working the dental floss between the teeth and the temporary crown, you might want to try using waxed floss. The light, waxy coating will help the strand slip into place without the risk of forcing it or snapping it into the gums.

If you have any problems with your temporary crown in Houston, Texas, you should not delay in calling Miller Family Dental at 281.225.4966 to have it addressed.