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A temporary crown is essentially a hard plastic cap used to protect an anchoring tooth during the process of creating a permanent dental bridge or dental crown. While they are durable, temporary crowns cannot serve as a fully functional tooth.

You should try to avoid chewing gum or eating sticking or hard foods on that side of your mouth. This could potentially pull the crown loose or damage the temporary crown.

If you are in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you have a distressed or damaged temporary crown, you need to have it examined and treated by Dr. Rafieian and Dr. Olech. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to experience significant complications.

If your temporary crown falls out, you shouldn’t attempt to clean it or the exposed tooth. This could potentially damage these sensitive structures. Any necessary cleaning procedures should be left to the professional tools and techniques at our dentists’ disposal.

If the abutment is undamaged, Drs. Rafieian and Olech might be able to gently clean the area and cement the temporary crown back in place. If the tooth is damaged, our dentists might need to perform endodontic therapy to restore its structure.

If you are in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you have a damaged or distressed temporary crown, you should call 312-642-5107 to have it treated at Chicago Bright Smiles.