After crown or bridge placement

In order to promote healing, we ask our patients to respect the listed precautions. It is important to know that it is normal to feel some discomfort immediately following a crown or bridge placement. If however, you have any worries or concerns, do not hesitate to ask a member of our knowledgeable team.

We also like to advise our patients that crown and bridge placement can be done in one or two appointments. Thanks to CEREC technology, many of our patients may be able to benefit from the making of esthetic crown and bridge restorations in only one appointment. However, in cases where a CEREC restoration is not recommended, crown and bridge placement can take two appointments.

If two appointments are required, the first appointment will consist of taking an impression of the teeth to be replaced, and a temporary restoration will be made. The second appointment will then involve removing the temporary replacement tooth/teeth and the permanent crown and bridge will then be placed.

Day of treatment

  • If needed, take the medication recommended to you or prescribed by your dentist.

What to avoid

  • Avoid drinking hot beverages or food while still under the local anesthesia.
  • Avoid eating food and snacks that are hard or chewy (candy, gum, nuts…).

Diet

  • Try your best to eat on the side opposite of where you had your treatment.

The days following and up until healing is complete

  • Keep up with your regular home hygiene habits, brushing your teeth as you normally would. However, if you have a temporary crown, be careful when passing floss between the teeth to avoid un-cementing the restoration.
  • If a temporary crown does become un-cemented, it is imperative to return to the clinic as soon as possible to have the dentist place a new temporary crown. This ensures that the teeth don’t move and helps to ensure that the placement process of the permanent restoration goes as smoothly as possible.

After having a crown or bridge placed, you must allow time for your mouth and tooth to adapt to the new crown or bridge. During this time you may experience some sensitivity to varying temperatures or to chewing hard foods.

Do not hesitate to call us at (450)-510-2323, if you are experiencing any pain closing your teeth together or if you have any questions pertaining to your restoration.