Techniques for Fabricating Temporary Restorations: An Overview (2023)

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K. M. Regish,1Deeksha Sharma,1e D. R. Prithviraj1

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ReceiveJuly 1, 2011

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Released12. October 2011


A properly fabricated provisional restoration is important for a successful indirect restoration. The importance of provisional restorations as an integral part of a fixed prosthetic restoration is illustrated by the abundance of literature on their importance in terms of marginal integrity, function, occlusion and esthetics. A variety of techniques are available to suit the needs and clinical situation of the individual practitioner, from a single unit to full-arch temporary fixed prostheses.

(Video) How to Make a Quick Provisional (Temporary) Restoration

1 Introduction

The fabrication of temporary restorations is an important procedure in fixed prosthetics. Provisional restorations must meet the requirements for pulp protection, positional stability, occlusive function, cleanability, marginal accuracy, wear resistance, strength and esthetics. They have the crucial function of providing a template for the final restorations after they have been evaluated intraorally.1].

Temporary restorations in fixed prosthetic rehabilitations are important treatment procedures, especially when the restorations must function for a longer period of time or when additional therapy is required before rehabilitation is complete.2].

Provisional surgeries also need to be performed efficiently as they are performed while the patient is in the office and at the same appointment that the teeth are being prepared. Costly treatment time should not be wasted, but the dentist should produce an acceptable restoration. If you don't do this, you will end up wasting more time than originally thought.

A well-made temporary fixed partial denture is intended to provide a preview of future dentures and improve the health of the abutments and periodontium. Theories and fabrication techniques for numerous types of temporary restorations abound in the dental literature.3].

There are many methods available to fabricate satisfactory temporary restorations, involving a variety of materials. As new materials are introduced, related techniques are reported, and so there is even more variety. Common to all processes is the formation of a mold cavity as a sensible principle, into which a plastic material is poured or filled.

Temporary restorations can be placed directly on prepared teeth [4,5] using a matrix or indirectly by taking an impression of the prepared teeth [6,7🇧🇷 An indirect-direct combination [8] Also possible is the technique that has evolved as a sequential application of these and involves the fabrication of a preformed shell that is relined intraorally.

2. Search strategy

A search of the English literature on PubMed was conducted up to January 2010 using the terms: Provisional Restorations, Fixed Partial Dentures, Treatment Restorations. In addition, bibliographies of 5 previous reviews and articles published in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, and Journal of the American Dental Association were manually searched.

2.1. Indirect temporary fixed partial denture

The technique involves fabricating the temporary restoration outside of the mouth. The fabrication of temporary restorations using the indirect technique eliminates the problems of the direct technique and also has the advantage that it can be partially delegated to auxiliary personnel [6🇧🇷 Fischer et al. describes the use of an indirect technique to fabricate temporary restorations using quick plaster. The technique has several advantages over direct methods. There is no contact of the free monomer with the prepared teeth or gingiva to cause tissue damage and allergic reactions or sensitization. The technique avoids exposing the prepared tooth to the heat generated by the polymerizing resin. The indirect technique results in a restoration with excellent marginal fit and relieves the patient and dentist for a significant period of time, as an assistant is involved in fabricating the restoration in the laboratory.1,9].

Compared to the direct technique, it has fewer disadvantages. The main disadvantage of the technique is an increased chair side time and an increased number of intermediate steps. It is a tedious task to perform when there are insufficient lab assistants or facilities. In addition, the technique involves the use of and possible damage to diagnostic models [10].

(1)Place a selected acrylic tooth in the area of ​​the missing tooth on the diagnostic model and seal with the carding wax.(2)Then, in addition to the abutment teeth, a silicone mass index is performed, involving at least one tooth at a time.(3)Prepare the patient's teeth as usual.(4)Take a section impression of the prepared teeth and adjacent structures and cast a control mold.(5)Lubricate the control model with petroleum jelly or other suitable release agent, mix and place the provisional restorative material on the surface of the index mesh and seat it on the control model.(6)Try the preformed restoration in place in plaster and intraorally.(7)Fill the provisional restoration to improve the internal fit.(8)Finish, polish and cement the restoration (Fig1).

illustration 1

(Video) A Simple Method for Fabricating Provisional Restorations
2.2. Indirect-Direct Temporary Fixed Partial Denture

The technique creates a custom preformed outer surface shape of the restoration, but the inner surface shape of the tissue is formed by poorly prepared diagnostic models. This indirect-direct method has several advantages. With the combined indirect-direct technique, the treatment time can be reduced because the temporary shell is made before consulting the patient. The improved control over the contours of the restoration minimizes the time required for lateral chair adjustments. In addition, less acrylic resin polymerizes in contact with the prepared abutment, resulting in less heat build-up, less chemical exposure, and less polymerization contraction compared to the direct technique [1🇧🇷 Another advantage is that the contact between the resin monomer and the soft tissues is reduced and there is less chance of allergic reactions.

The disadvantage of this procedure is the potential need for a laboratory phase prior to tooth preparation and the adjustments often required to fully seat the shell on the prepared tooth.

(1)Cast an accurate diagnostic model from an impression of unprepared teeth prior to treatment. For FPDs, wax a pontic on the edentulous area of ​​the study cast and modify with wax for optimal contours, contacts and occlusion.(2)Lightly oil the modified diagnostic model and take an impression with a high-viscosity elastomeric impression material. To provide sufficient volume of material at the edges of the provisional, use a round bur to trim the sharp edge of the elastomeric overprint representing the gingival sulcus to allow for additional volume of resin material in this area. The silicone mass index is performed on at least one tooth in addition to the abutment teeth.(3)Remove the acrylic tooth and prepare the abutments on the assembled diagnostic models. (Diagnostic plaster preparations should be more conservative than any tooth preparations and closely follow the gingival margins.)(4)Lubricate the prepared diagnostic model with petroleum jelly or a suitable separating medium, mix the temporary restorative material and place it on the surface of the index tissue and replace it on the prepared diagnostic models.(5)Finish the restoration after the acrylic resin has polymerized. The provisional must be wafer-thin and correctly contoured and follow the gingival margins exactly in the impression.(6)Prepare the patient's teeth as usual (up to the gum line).(7)Try it on the preformed restoration. (If tooth reduction is sufficient, the provisional restoration will have an ideal marginal fit with no adjustment required.)(8)Fill the provisional restoration to improve the internal fit.(9)Finish, polish and cement the restoration (Fig2) [6,8].

Figure 2

2.3. Direct temporary fixed partial denture

In the direct technique, the patient's prepared teeth and gum tissue directly provide the shape of the tissue surface, eliminating any intermediate laboratory procedures. This is useful when the training of assistants and office laboratory facilities are insufficient for the efficient fabrication of an indirect restoration. However, the direct technique has significant disadvantages, such as B. potential tissue injury from the polymerizing resin and an inherently poorer edge fit. Therefore, routine use of directly molded provisional restorations is not recommended when indirect techniques are possible.

(1)Before tooth preparation, place a plastic tooth in place of the missing tooth and take an alginate impression or mass index.(2)Prepare the patient's teeth as usual.(3)Lubricate the prepared teeth and adjacent gingival margins with petroleum jelly and replace the index or alginate impression with putty-stage temporary restorative material on the tissue surface of the impression.(4)Remove and replace the restoration until it has cured.(5)Finish, polish and cement the restoration (Fig3).

Figure 3

(Video) Temporary Crowns; Quick and Easy Fabrication - Dental Minute with Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS

2.4. Alternative techniques to the direct technique

(1) Acrylic resin block technique for direct provisional restoration
A useful, albeit seldom used, method for fabricating temporary restorations is the acrylic resin block technique. It offers the possibility to fabricate the provisional restoration without the use of diagnostic models and laboratory processing costs. The technique requires knowledge of tooth anatomy and the patience and artistic qualities inherent in dentists.Procedure:
(EU)Tooth preparation is done in the usual way.(ii)The self-curing acrylic resin of the appropriate color is mixed and allowed to cure to a paste-like consistency (the surface monomer gloss has completely disappeared). After lightly lubricating the abutments and surrounding gingiva with petroleum jelly, the acrylic resin registration is placed over the prepared abutments and the patient is guided to the closure in centric occlusion.(iii)The acrylic disk is removed and replaced a number of times during the polymerization process to minimize the effect of exothermic heat on the abutments. After curing, the occlusal surface of the resin registration is analyzed for anatomical design and can be marked in pencil for cusp position and buccolingual width to aid in carving crown molds.(4)The contour and shape of the temporary restoration are roughly developed with carbide burs and diamond stones.(v)Since no impression matrix is ​​used to transfer the acrylic resin mixture over the prepared teeth, the base plate must be relined to ensure proper marginal fit and integrity. The interior of the crowns is lightened with a carbide round bur to create space for the relining resin. The inner surfaces are wetted with monomer and filled with a new acrylic resin mixture. The splint is then placed back onto the prepared abutments while the acrylic resin cures. The patient is oriented again in the centric occlusal position for closure.(vi)The provisional restoration is modeled to correct the occlusal anatomy, the crown contour and the shape of the edentulous space with burs, stones and discs. This must be done with great care and attention to detail to approximate the environment that the final restoration aims to create. The provisional splint should be smooth and highly polished.(vii)The completed provisional restoration is now ready to be seated with provisional cement. Zinc oxide and eugenol cements should be avoided as they tend to soften the acrylic on contact and weaken the restoration.3].

(2) Before beginning the preparation of the crown, an irreversible hydrocolloid impression is taken and immediately poured while the anesthetic acts. Then a plastic tooth is placed on the diagnostic model in the area of ​​the missing tooth and a shell matrix with mouthguard material is individually made. Lubricate the prepared tooth and adjacent teeth. Add enough tooth-colored acrylic resin to just fill the prepared tooth gap in the tray matrix and place the matrix over the teeth in the patient's mouth, pressing against adjacent teeth. Wait until the material has hardened, finish, polish and cement the restoration.

Alternatively, the restoration can also be made outside of the patient's mouth in the master impression after the tooth preparation with the individually manufactured shell matrix and is therefore an indirect procedure [11].

(3) After the contours of severely fractured teeth are restored with wax, a preliminary alginate impression is taken with a standard toothed spoon in the area to be prepared. Preferably a full sheet impression is obtained. Margins and septa are cut from the defined impression to facilitate re-insertion into the mouth. When a posterior fixed partial denture is fabricated, a strip of irreversible hydrocolloid is removed from the edentulous ridge area to form a pontic on the finished temporary restoration. If an anterior fixed partial denture is being made, a denture tooth (or teeth) can be held in place with a small piece of soft wax before the impression is taken.

Instead of replacing the lost tooth in the provisional restoration in the posterior quadrants, another technique allows the alginate impression to be marked in the form of a bar that crosses the edentulous area and connects the abutment teeth, creating a final restoration with crowns on the abutment teeth . . . connected by a bar that maintains the integrity of the restoration. Instead of marking a slash, a reverse pontic can be marked on the alginate impression.

(4) With this technique, after removing the tray from the mouth, trim the proximal overhangs of the impression material and trim off the excess palatal/lingual and buccal/facial impression material to ensure complete realignment of the intraoral tray. Therefore, 1mm grooves should be created on this preoperative impression buccally and lingually to the margin of the prepared tooth and continuing towards the buccal and lingual areas of the flange to provide a pathway for excess temporary restorative material [12].

(5) In another technique, a temporary removable partial denture, which is often used to replace anterior teeth prior to fixed prosthetic treatment, is used as an aid in the fabrication of a temporary fixed restoration.

An irreversible hydrocolloid impression of the anterior segment of the temporary removable partial denture is taken. Cold-hardening acrylic resin in the appropriate color is poured onto the print or applied using the powder-liquid method. The hardened plastic is taken from the impression as a block section of the front teeth and stored in water until use. When the provisional fixed splint is fabricated, this section of the bridge block is attached directly to the provisional crowns for the abutment teeth. The pontic locking part can also be helpful if you lose the removable temporary restoration. Abutment teeth can then be prepared, individual provisional abutment crowns made and the pontic attached. Alternatively, unprepared abutment teeth can be acid etched and the acrylic pontic block section bonded directly to it with composite resin.

Alternatively, an indirect impression can be taken with the existing removable partial denture and this impression can be used to fabricate the provisional restoration by placing it on the master cast that would be fabricated after tooth preparation.

(6) With either of these techniques, instead of building up the entire tooth with self-curing resin, the acrylic tooth can be trimmed to form a labial veneer and the rest of the tooth built up with self-curing resin. This tooth trimmed in the form of a veneer can be used directly in the patient's mouth and the rest of the tooth constructed or used indirectly in a mold.

(7) Using the existing prosthesis as a temporary restoration: When a cemented fixed prosthesis has to be removed for remaking, damage to the prosthesis is of little concern. The important principle in this case is to remove the prosthesis with minimal risk to the natural abutment teeth. It is possible to remove a cemented fixed prosthesis with little or no risk of damaging the abutment teeth by dissecting the prosthesis and expanding the retainer. Once removed, the prosthesis can be reconstructed to be used as a temporary or provisional prosthesis. The advantages of using the existing prosthesis are that the long fixed partial with metal reinforcement is stronger; the prosthesis suffers less occlusal wear with a metal or porcelain restoration than with an acrylic restoration; Less time required to fabricate a temporary restoration [13].

Alternatively, an impression of the existing fixed partial denture can be taken before attempting to remove it, and this impression can be used to fabricate the temporary restoration by placing it over the master impression that would be made after tooth preparation.(8)If the patient presents an already finished tooth preparation and without a provisional, the following measures can be taken.(one)Build up the prepared tooth with the carding wax and place a plastic tooth in the area of ​​the missing tooth, take an impression and use it to make the temporary.(b)Take the impression of the prepared tooth as is and then mark the impression in the inverted pontic mold and also in the area of ​​the prepared tooth to try to duplicate the unprepared tooth.(c)Use the acrylic resin block technique to form a direct provisional restoration.(9)Temporary restoration for pins and core build-ups:(EU)If custom posts and cores are used, the post and core portion can be designed immediately and a temporary crown fabricated over it.(ii)If a cast post is required for the final restoration, the following actions can be taken.(one)A ball post can be placed in the post gap and an alginate overimpression made to capture the ball post and then the restoration fabricated in the impression.(b)Instead of placing the ball post directly into the post gap, it can be placed in the impression and the restoration fabricated.(c)As an alternative technique, a ball post can be placed in the post space and the restoration fabricated intraorally using the acrylic resin block technique. A tooth trimmed in the form of a labial veneer can also serve this purpose.


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What is the direct technique when making a temporary? ›

Direct technique: The direct technique involves the use of a mold or matrix that is related intraorally to the prepared teeth. The provisional material is mixed and placed into the matrix which is then seated over the prepared teeth and allowed to polymerize.

What is the technique of temporary crown? ›

After preparing the tooth, the impression of the unprepared tooth of interest is filled with the temporary material in a doughy state. The impression is replaced in the patient's mouth. The patient closes into the normal bite, seating the impression (the form for the temporary crown) into place. The material sets.

How do you place a temporary restoration? ›

How is the Procedure Performed?
  1. Direct technique - This requires the dentist to put in the restoration material directly into the affected tooth. ...
  2. Indirect technique – This requires the dentist to make an impression of the affected tooth, which will be sent to a laboratory where the temporary restorations will be made.

What are the types of temporary restorations? ›

There are three main techniques for making temporary restorations (6): direct technique; pre-filing indirect technique; post-filing indirect technique.

How does a dentist make a temporary crown? ›

Like a permanent crown, the temporary is based on an impression. Most dentists use a paste or putty-like material. The prepared tooth is washed and dried. Then, a retraction cord is placed between the tooth and surrounding gum tissue, so that the impression can copy the entire tooth.

How do dentists make a temporary tooth? ›

It's made by first taking an impression of your mouth with a soft material. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory, which uses it to make a customized flipper tooth designed to fit your mouth and fill any gaps in your teeth with prosthetic teeth. The flipper tooth is made from acrylic dental-grade resin.

What do dentists use for temporary crowns? ›

Temporary dental crowns are usually made of acrylic or metallic material. They are also fitted to your gums using temporary dental cement, also known as dental crown glue, or tooth crown glue. Temporary dental crowns are not customized, so your doctor may add a filling to improve the fit.

What are restoration techniques? ›

Aquatic Organism Passage. Large Woody Material Restoration. Riparian Tree Planting. Soil Bioengineering. Traditional In-stream Habitat and Streambank Stabilization.

What is the most common temporary restorative material? ›

The dental material most often used for a temporary restoration is intermediate restorative material, also referred to as IRM. IRM is a reinforced zinc oxide–eugenol material.

What is the proper consistency for a temporary restoration? ›

The temporary cements dentists use often have a soft, creamy consistency and come with a modifier that is used to loosen the cement when it is time for them to be removed.

What is the importance of temporary restorations? ›

They allow the dentist to maintain stability during treatment of more complex cases and provide the time needed to carry out individual procedures and multiple stages. This alleviates the pressures associated with these cases and allows treatment to be carried out in small stages.

What is the purpose of a temporary restoration? ›

Temporary restoration is a temporary filling of a prepared tooth until permanent restoration is carried out. It is used to cover the prepared part of the tooth, in order to maintain the occlusal space and the contact points, and insulation of the pulpal tissues and maintenance of the periodontal relationship.

Why do we use temporary restorations? ›

Temporary restorations ensure that the teeth remain in their normal position so that there is enough room for the permanent restoration. Without a temporary restoration, there is a chance that the permanent restoration may not fit in with the rest of the teeth.

What material is used to fabricate temporary crown? ›

Usually the temporary crown is constructed from acrylic resins (monomethacrylate-based/polymethacrylate-based) or, chemical-cure/light cure composite (dimethacrylate-based), although alternative systems using aluminium crown forms are occasionally used.

What materials are needed for temporary crown? ›

Most temporary crowns are made from relatively weak materials, such as poly-ethyl methacrylate or bis-acrylics, and should be treated with care.

How is a pre formed temporary crown made? ›

Generally, preformed temporary crowns consist of a shell of plastic or metal that could be cemented directly on the prepared tooth following adjustment, or after its lining with a resin material. They could be used for single or multiple preparations.

What material is used to make a temporary tooth? ›

They're often made of acrylic, nylon, or metal. They can be used in place of one tooth, several, or all of your teeth, and they fit snugly over the gums.

How is a temporary filling set? ›

Place the temporary filling material in the hole in your tooth and mould it to the right shape as best as you can. For teeth that you bite on - after about 10-20 seconds after placing the material, whilst the material is semi-set, gently bite together.

Can I make a temporary tooth filling? ›

A temporary filling kit can help when you need a dental repair but can't get to a dentist straight away. Whether you've lost an old filling or crown, or a tooth has chipped or broken, a DIY tooth filling kit can temporarily restore the tooth and ease any pain.

What is the importance of fabricating temporary crowns? ›

In Conclusion. Temporary crowns protect the natural tooth from further damage or decay while the permanent crown is being crafted. They also ensure that the prepared tooth and the adjacent teeth don't change positions before the permanent crown is fitted.

What adhesive is used for temporary crowns? ›

Dental cement is available at any drug store and is the best option for reattaching a temporary. Place the cement on the inside of the temporary and set it over the original tooth, according to the product's instructions. If you don't have access to dental cement, try toothpaste, dental adhesive or vaseline.

What is the difference between a temporary crown and a crown? ›

A temporary crown is strong enough to withstand a typical bite without deforming or falling apart. However, it cannot protect a repaired tooth for much longer. A permanent crown is much stronger vs the temporary crown. It is usually made of ceramic porcelain composites, stainless steel, gold, or platinum alloys.

What are some examples of restoration methods? ›

Many of the most common restoration activities include tree planting, coral rehabilitation, forest rewilding, invasive species eradication, natural ground-water filtration introduction, or green space creation.

What are the four approaches to restoration? ›

Essential elements of the approach are (1) introduction to ecological problems that restoration can address; (2) rationale for restoration; (3) training in a step-wise process for restoration; and (4) group problem-solving and design of ecological restoration projects to address various problems.

What are the five main components of restoration? ›

five components of a systematic approach to a restoration project are planning, implementation, performance assessment, adaptive management, and dissemination of results ( Figure 1).

What is an advantage of temporary restorative material? ›

Temporary restorations block off potential harm to the gumline, thus ensuring that the client is comfortable between trips to the dental clinic. It also allows the gum to become used to the feeling of an inserted mold before the permanent restoration is fitted a few weeks afterwards.

What cement material is used for most temporary restorations? ›

Utilized in dental procedures at least since the 1930s, zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) is a functional, flexible, and adequate cement to use for both temporary crown cementation, as well as for temporary restorations and bases under some restorations.

How thick is temporary restoration? ›

An important consideration in the seal provided by temporary restoration is its thickness. A thickness of more than 4 mm of the interim restoration is a prerequisite for an effective seal.

What is the most important consideration of a temporary restoration for Endo? ›

The most important aspect of the post-endodontic restoration is establishing a sound coronal seal to prevent re-infection of the root canal system and to protect the weakened tooth from mechanical failure. Ideally, this should be completed when the endodontic obturation is done.

What are the two criteria used when selecting a temporary cement? ›

The ADA Professional Product Review (2011)10 presents a list of criteria to consider when selecting provisional cements, such as: Type of clinical application. Appropriate working and setting time.

What is a temporary restoration that is placed for a short time called? ›

Provisional restorations are often used during complex restorative dental procedures to serve as temporary prosthetic replacements while patients wait for a permanent restoration.

What is the advantage of a temporary filling? ›

The process of putting in a temporary filling can be quicker than putting in a permanent filling. So if you have a cavity that causes severe, sharp pain — and your dentist doesn't have time to put in a permanent filling — you can receive a temporary filling as an emergency treatment.

What are the two types of restoration? ›

Direct restorations can be placed during a single appointment to restore areas of minor damage or decay, while indirect restorations can be used to treat more extensive cases.

How long does a temporary crown procedure take? ›

The dentist cements a temporary crown in place to protect the tooth. The dentist will provide care instructions for the temporary crown. This first appointment can take up to 90 minutes. However, many patients are done in less than an hour.

How are temporary crowns held in place? ›

Temporary crowns are held in place with cement, but it's not as firm as the cement used for permanent crowns – after all, your dentist will need to be able to easily remove it in a few weeks in order to put the permanent crown in place. Avoid chewing in the side of your mouth where the temporary crown is located.

Is getting a temporary crown painful? ›

A temporary dental crown covers a tooth until you can get a permanent crown put in. It's normal to experience mild discomfort or sensitivity after getting a temporary crown. But severe pain may indicate a larger concern that requires attention from your dentist.

Does temporary crown procedure hurt? ›

It's not uncommon for your temporary tooth crown to hurt soon after your procedure. It may be sensitive to hot and cold templates, so be sure to avoid this when eating and drinking, especially for the first week. Again, however, pain should not last more than two weeks and should b getting better with every day.

Do you need anesthesia for a temporary crown? ›

Dentists will apply a local anesthetic during crown preparation. Your dentist can inject a temporary numbing agent into your gum so you won't feel pain. Some dentists also offer conscious sedation. During conscious sedation, you'll still be awake for the procedure, but you'll feel drowsy and relaxed.

Do you always get a temporary crown before a permanent crown? ›

You need a temporary crown after your mouth is prepared for a permanent crown because the process involves removing as much as 75% of the natural material from your tooth. This must be done to ensure the permanent crown attaches properly to your tooth, but it also weakens your tooth substantially.

How long after a temporary crown is cemented can I eat? ›

Don't Eat for 30 Minutes After the Crown Is Placed

Even though the temporary crown will be replaced eventually, it's important that it remain secure. To avoid problems, avoid eating for 30 minutes after the temporary crown has been cemented and set at the office.

Can you brush temporary crowns? ›

After your temporary crown placement procedure:

Don't chew sticky or hard foods with your crown. Chew on the other side of your mouth if you can until you have a permanent crown. Brush as you normally would.

Why do temporary crowns fall off? ›

Why Temporary Crowns Fall Off. These crowns are by definition designed to come off, but they can do so prematurely for a variety of reasons. This includes a lack of dental care, reappearing tooth decay, or eating particularly viscous or sticky foods.

Can you get a dry socket with a temporary crown? ›

Smoking immediately after installing a temporary crown can cause several oral problems for you. One of the problems is the dry socket where blood clots happen in the tooth extraction site. It's a painful procedure, so you should be careful about it.

Can you sleep with a temporary crown? ›

If the temporary is continuing to not stay in place, do not eat or sleep with it in. This prevents the risk of swallowing the crown. There are over-the-counter cements that can be purchased at drug stores but, I would caution that those cements are often not like what is found in the dental office.

Do dentists numb you for temporary crowns? ›

Most people ask the same question when they find out they need a crown: “Will it hurt?” Luckily, this is a fairly simple procedure that doesn't have an extended healing period. Most dentists use anesthetic during the preparation process so that you won't experience much pain during your visit.

Why is my tooth throbbing after a crown? ›

Because the tooth under the dental crown is still alive, tooth decay or a new cavity can form at the border of the tooth and the crown. This can lead to persistent pain in the area. If a tooth cavity grows large enough and affects the nerve, you might need a root canal procedure.

Will my permanent crown feel better than my temporary crown? ›

All the unique grooves and cusps of the teeth must comfortably fit together when you close your teeth. This custom fit makes permanent crowns feel much more comfortable and natural than temporary crowns.


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