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The dental crown restorations performed at Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics typically take two distinct stages. The first phase calls for removing the tooth enamel layer, leaving behind a pillar of dentin that enrobes the healthy pulp and root of a tooth. Then an impression will be taken to serve as a guide for the off-site dental lab technicians who prepare your final crown.

Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu will then secure a temporary crown onto the dentin abutment. This hard, plastic cap is only meant to protect the dentin. As you go about your day, you need to be mindful of the fact that a temporary crown is not as functional as a new crown.

It’s best to avoid chewing gum or eating sticking or hard foods on that side of your mouth. This could potentially pull the crown loose or crack the hard plastic.

If your temporary crown feels loose or is damaged in any way, you should not hesitate to call 908-273-0884 to have it examined and repaired at Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics.

You can gently rinse away any food material or debris from your mouth with a little lukewarm saltwater. This will give you a clear view of the abutment and allow you to assess the situation.

You shouldn’t attempt any other cleaning as this could potentially damage the sensitive abutment. Any other necessary measures should be left to Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu and her highly trained staff.

If you live in the Summit, New Jersey, area and you are having trouble with a temporary crown, you should not delay in calling 908-273-0884 to have it treated.