After preparation, mounting crown or bridge
The installation of bridges/crowns is done in two appointments. During the first visit, we take the impressions of the teeth prepared by the dentist and send them to the laboratory. Then, we proceed to the laying of temporary crowns or bridges to protect your dentition before the replacement teeth are ready.
To help you heal, we recommend that you follow the steps outlined below. Please note, however, that it is normal to feel some discomfort after the preparation session and can continue for 10 days.
After your 1st treatment session, we recommend
- Take the prescribed medication as needed. Otherwise, take Tylenol or Advil and use mouthwash.
- Do not eat or drink until the effect of anesthesia fades.
- Do not eat sticky or hard foods (chewing gum, sweets).
- Chew on the opposite side. Avoid the crown or temporary bridge.
- Brush your teeth normally. Flossing should be used with care to avoid dropping the temporary crown.
- If a temporary crown comes off, call for an emergency appointment so that we can cut it again. Try to put it back in the meantime. This is to prevent other teeth from moving and not compromising the installation of the new tooth.
After installing a crown or permanent bridge
- After cementing a crown or bridge, avoid eating for 3 hours. After you have to eat on the opposite side for the first day. You can brush and pass the silk without any problem.
- The gum may need some time to heal properly. A slight sensitivity to cold for 2 or 3 weeks is normal. If you feel that your tooth is touching too much, interfering or clinging while eating or having constant pressure pain, please contact us for an adjustment appointment.
In case of pain or for any questions, please contact us for more information.