Temporary Crowns and Bridges
We have provided you with a temporary crown/bridge to wear until your final restoration is ready. This temporary restoration serves several purposes:
For these reasons, it is important to inform us if you have any problems with your temporary restoration.
Caring for your temporary restoration:
Temporaries are normally worn for a period of 3-4 weeks before receiving your permanent crown/bridge.
Please contact our office if your temporary becomes uncemented, broken, or lost. Let us know if the temporary is in one piece, multiple pieces, or lost and if you are experiencing sensitivity or discomfort. This will help us be prepared to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. There is no charge for the first re-cementation or remake of your temporary should this be necessary. Any additional repairs will have a nominal fee of $35.00 to $100.00 depending on the complexity of your temporary.
In case your temporary comes off after office hours, holidays, weekends, etc. and your tooth is sensitive or the temporary is necessary for esthetics, you may replace it on a short-term basis using denture adhesive (i.e., poly grip).
BE ADVISED THIS FIX IS STRICTLY FOR ESTHETICS OR COMFORT!
In most cases, it is important to have your temporary replaced. We will try to coordinate this with your schedule as much as possible. Every attempt is made to accommodate you as soon as possible.
Most patients have no problem with their temporary restoration, however, if you do experience any problem, or if you have any questions, please call our office.