Dental crown restorations performed at Foster Dental involve two distinct stages of treatment. The first phase involves removing the entire tooth enamel layer of the affected tooth. Then, a detailed impression will be made of the underlying abutment and any other pertinent teeth in the area. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your new crown will be created from porcelain, gold, or an alloy of base metals.
While you await the final phase of the restoration, Dr. Anthony Foster will secure a hard, plastic cap over the abutment point to protect it.
While going about your day, you need to be mindful of the fact that a temporary crown is not as functional as a new crown. If possible, you should avoid chewing gum or eating sticky or hard foods on that side of your mouth. This could potentially pull the crown loose or crack the hard plastic.
Should you experience any problems or discomfort with your temporary crown, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Anthony Foster’s clinic. We can help assess the situation and determine a remedy for the problem.
If your temporary crown falls out, you shouldn’t attempt to clean or brush it or the abutment. Any manipulation could potentially damage the sensitive abutment. Any required cleaning should be left to the professional training and techniques of the specialists working at Dr. Anthony Foster’s clinic.
If you have a problem with your temporary crown in Brooklyn, New York, you should not delay in calling 718-673-8060 to have it examined and repaired at Foster Dental.