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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

It is best to refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue.

Temporary: Please be careful when cleaning around the temporary restoration. Do not pull up on the temporary when flossing this area. Make sure to brush this area gently and not to chew any hard foods on the restoration.

If your temporary comes off between appointments, please call our office at 919-781-2234 so that we can reapply it for you.  Toothpaste can also be used to cement your temporary back on if you are unable to get into the office.

Sensitivity: Sensitivity to hot and cold is to be expected following treatment.  For the first few days, try to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages.

It is normal to have discomfort in the gums around the tooth after the anesthesia wears off. If you feel discomfort in the gum tissue, rinse the area with warm salt water.  An over-the-counter pain reliever may be taken if necessary.

Permanent Crown/Bridge: When the final restoration is placed, your bite may feel a little different. This is just your mouth adjusting to the new addition. If it still feels off in a few days, please call the office for a slight adjustment.

Home Care: It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately.  A consistent daily home care routine will increase the longevity of the restoration.

Call the office immediately if the crown or bridge feels too high, or you are hitting the crown or bridge first.