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If you currently have a temporary dental crown placed over your tooth, then that must mean you are waiting for your permanent crown to be created. Now, permanent dental crowns can take a couple of days to be created, so it is important that you take care of your temporary crown until your new crown is ready. So, to help you keep your temporary crown in tip-top shape, we recommend doing the following things:

· Avoid eating chewy or sticky foods, like caramel, gum, and hot tamales. These foods and treats can cling to your dental crown and can easily pull it out of place.

· Try to eat on the opposite side of your mouth as much as possible. Doing so will reduce the chances of you harming the crown.

· Do your best to avoid eating hard foods, like raw vegetables. These foods can dislodge the temporary crown and can also crack and break it.

· As you floss, remember to slide the string out of the crevice rather than pulling it out. Pulling the floss can result in the removal of the crown because the string can catch the bottom or corner of the restoration.

If you use the mentioned tips, you will be on the right track toward keeping a strong and functional temporary crown. If you experience any problems or if you need help with anything, please call 520-364-3361 today and talk to our wonderful team at Douglas Dental. During your call, please remember to schedule an appointment with Dr. Darren Haws so we can identify and fix any issue you have.