Applying a temporary crown or bridge not only serves to complete your smile and protect the polished tooth surfaces, but also to restore your chewing function. Although the immediately available version of the temporary crown is not as detailed as the final one, it does its job perfectly during this transitional period. Thanks to the temporary solution, we can even return to our daily activities immediately, which is definitely not a negligible aspect in today’s fast-paced world.
What happens when the temporary crown is removed?
Removing the temporary crown is not painful, but after it has been cut through, it cannot be repaired or glued back. The final crown can only be placed if the gums are completely healthy and in a good shape. The healing time can take weeks in some cases, as there are patients whose gums heal longer.
After removing the temporary replacement, the dentist will try-in the final crown into the patient’s mouth and, if it meets the expectations, the dentist will properly place the crown. If the color or shape has to be adjusted, corrections can still be made.