After crown or bridge delivery
It is important to follow the instructions below to speed healing. Note that some discomfort and swelling are normal after surgery.
The reconstruction of crowns and bridges may take multiple appointments to complete. During the first appointment, we take impressions of the teeth that are to be replaced. Post operative bleeding and pink coloured saliva are normal.
Day of major procedure
- Take the medication prescribed by the doctor as needed.
- Don’t consume hot beverages or eat when you are still frozen.
- Don’t eat hard or sticky foods (candy, chewing gum).
- Try to eat on the opposite side. Be careful.
The days following procedure until final delivery and adjustments
- Brush your teeth normally, but floss carefully to avoid dislodging the temporary crown or irritating a sensitive area.
- If a temporary crown comes off, we will have to re-cement it in the office. At home, rinse the mouth gently and carefully clean the inside of the temporary crown, place some Vaseline inside the temporary and try to gently place it back on the tooth. Do not force anything if discomfort is present. Trying to get the temporary back in place is important as it will prevent other teeth from moving and compromising the fit of your final restoration.
If you experience pain or have trouble closing your mouth, or if you have any questions, call us at 514 849-3014.