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What do you know about a dental crown? You may have heard that crowns are generally used to treat a tooth that’s suffered fairly extensive damage. You might also know that crowns are quite durable and designed to look and feel like your natural tooth. However, do you know why you might need to have a temporary crown placed?

There are actually several benefits to a temporary crown. Since crowns can take up to two weeks to make, temporary crowns are placed to protect patients from pain and discomfort. Temporary crowns will also stop debris and bacteria from entering the damaged tooth. A temporary crown will also save space form your permanent crown. Your mouth will also start to adjust to having a crown while you have your temporary crown.

Of course, you’ll need to care for your temporary crown. We recommend brushing and flossing your crown like you would any other tooth, but please remember to floss carefully. There are also some foods you should stay away from while you have your temporary crowns, including candy, popcorn, peanut butter, and nuts. Sticky foods could actually pull your crown loose and hard foods might damage it.

If you’re interested in hearing more about more about a temporary crown in Paso Robles, California, please feel free to give Kaitilin Riley DDS a call at 805-238-3880. Our dentist, Dr. Kaitilin Riley, and our team will gladly address any concerns you have and help you keep your teeth healthy. We are eager to receive your call soon.