After you have received a dental crown or bridge, do not eat for at least 2 hours, or until the anesthesia has worn off.
You will have had a temporary crown or bridge placed while your final restoration is being created. This temporary protects your exposed teeth, and prevents it from shifting or moving. Avoid chewing on sticky foods such as gum or caramels, as they will dislodge the temporary restoration. You may brush your teeth normally, but make sure to pull the floss through rather than lifting up so as not to dislodge it. If your temporary comes off, you can slip it back on and call our office so that we can re-cement it for you.
You may also experience some sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods and beverages after your treatment. This is normal. You can take a mild pain reliever, such as Tylenol or Advil, or rinse with warm salter water (½ teaspoon of salt in 8 oz. water) to relieve this discomfort.
After your final crown has been placed, continue to brush and floss normally. If your bite feels unbalanced, call and make an appointment with our dentist for an adjustment.