After Crown & Bridge | Livonia, MI

After Crown and Bridge Appointments

Crowns and bridges usually take two or three appointments to complete. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and a digital scanner is used to fabricate digital models. Temporary crowns or bridges are placed to protect the teeth while the custom restoration is being made from the digital scan. Since the teeth will be anesthetized, the tongue, lips and roof of the mouth may be numb. Please refrain from eating and drinking hot beverages until the numbness is completely worn off. 

Occasionally a temporary crown may come off, if this happens please give our office a call,  if this happens and so we can re-cement it for you. It is very important for the temporary to stay in place, as it will prevent other teeth from moving and compromising the fit of your final restoration. 

To keep your temporaries in place, avoid eating sticky foods (gum), hard foods, and if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. It is important to brush normally, but floss carefully and don’t pull up on the floss which may dislodge the temporary but pull the floss out from the side of the temporary crown.

It is normal to experience some temperature and pressure sensitivity after each appointment. The sensitivity should subside a few weeks after the placement of the final restoration. Mild pain medications may also be used as directed by our office.

If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at 734-542-0570.