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What have you heard about a dental crown? You might know that crowns are typically used to address a tooth that’s suffered relatively extensive damage. You may also know that crowns are fairly quite durable and are made to look and feel like a natural tooth. However, had you heard that you may need to have a temporary crown placed?

There are actually a number of benefits to a temporary crown. Since crowns can take two or more weeks to make, temporary crowns can be placed to protect patients from pain and discomfort. Temporary crowns also stop debris and bacteria from reaching the center of a damaged tooth. A temporary crown might also keep a space for your permanent crown to occupy. After a crown is placed, your mouth will also start adjusting to having a crown.

Naturally, you’ll also need to care for your temporary crown well. We usually recommend caring for your crown like you would your other tooth. However, please remember that you’ll need to floss carefully. You should also be aware of certain foods while you have your temporary crowns, such as candy, popcorn, peanut butter, and nuts. These foods can actually dislodge your crown loose or damage your pearly whites.

If you’d like to learn more about getting a temporary crown in Chino Hills, California, we invite you to give Chino Hills Family Dentistry a call at 909-342-7945. Our dentist, Dr. Alexander Santos, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you keep your smile healthy. We’re eager to hear from you.