Dental crown restorations and root canals performed at Fort Union Family Dental typically involve two separate treatment sessions. The first is meant to prepare the tooth by removing decayed material and preparing an abutment. Once an impression is taken, the abutment will be protected by a temporary crown.
This temporary crown is meant to protect the area while our off-site dental lab technician creates your final crown. Over a few days, you will need to care for the crown to preserve its integrity. If it’s damaged or cracked or if it falls out, it could also harm the abutment.
Biting into hard foods, crunching ice, or nibbling on foreign objects could potentially 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 involved could potentially pull the temporary crown loose from the abutment.
If the temporary crown is distressed or if it comes out, you should not delay in calling 801-562-2147 to seek treatment with Dr. Todd Larsen. If the abutment is undamaged, he might simply be able to secure a new temporary crown in its place. In a case where harm was done to any part of the abutment, a root canal might need to be performed to ensure sufficient structure for a new crown.
If you live in the Midvale, Utah, area and you are having a problem with your temporary crown, you should call 801-562-2147 to speak to the dental specialists at Fort Union Family Dental.