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A temporary crown is only intended to protect an abutment for a short period of time. You could suffer serious complications if it comes loose or is damaged in some way. So it will require the utmost care and consideration as you go about your day.

Healthy gums will help ensure that your permanent crown will seat comfortably in the socket of your gums. You will still need to brush and floss the temporary crown twice each day. If you’re having problems slipping the floss around the temporary crown, you might find that waxed dental floss slips into place easier than unwaxed floss.

It’s best to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth, as it could potentially pull the temporary crown loose. If the abutment is exposed, the next bite could damage it and you could require a root canal.

You should also avoid biting off, crunching down or grinding on hard foods in that area of your mouth. This could potentially crack the hard plastic cap and damage the abutment leading to further complications.

If something does happen to your temporary crown, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho ’s Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania office to have it examined and treated.