If you are in the process of getting a crown or bridge you may have a temporary in your mouth to cover up the prepared teeth. If it falls out and is relatively intact, bring it back into the office as soon as you can and we may be able to re-cement it or just make you a new one. In the meantime, make sure to stay away from foods that are too hot or cold as they may cause sensitivity and damage to the pulp of the prepared tooth. Also beware of eating hard foods, stick to foods that are softer.

If the temporary breaks, come in to see us so we can make a new one.

What if I can’t make it into the office? If your next appointment is within a few days or even up to 1 week and you are not in any pain, it may be okay to wait until your next appointment. However, be careful! With your prepared tooth left unprotected, it may be more prone to breaking so be aware it is not recommended to wait – only if you absolutely cannot make it in!