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What do you know about a dental restorations option called a dental crown? You might have heard that crowns are generally used to treat one of your teeth that has suffered fairly extensive damage. You could also be aware that crowns are quite durable and made to look and feel like one of your natural tooth. However, would you be surprised to hear that you might need to have a temporary crown placed?

There are actually several benefits to a temporary crown. Since your permanent crown can take up to two weeks to make, we might place a temporary crown to protect you from pain and discomfort. A temporary crown will also stop debris and bacteria from entering your tooth’s injury. Temporary crowns will save space for your permanent crown. Your mouth will also start to adjust to having a dental crown while you have your temporary crown.

Still, it is important to care for your temporary crown. We recommend flossing and brushing your crown like you would any other natural teeth, but please remember to floss carefully. There are also many foods you should remember to stay away from while you have your temporary crowns. These include candy, popcorn, peanut butter and nuts. Sticky foods can also pull your crown loose and hard foods may damage it.

If you would like to learn more about more about a temporary crown in Sandy Springs, Georgia, please don’t hesitate to give Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates a call at 404-692-7913. Our dentist, Dr. Kathleen Tantuco, and our dentist will gladly answer any questions you may have and help you keep your smile healthy. We excited to receive your call soon.