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Temporary dental crowns are the necessary restorations that can help you talk, smile, and chew normally while you wait for your permanent crown to be created. However, the temporary crown won’t be as strong or as stable as your permanent crown, which is why we strongly recommend taking care of your temporary crown by doing the following things:

· Avoid eating foods that are chewy and sticky. These products have the ability to cling to your temporary crown and pull it off your tooth.

· Try to eat on the opposite side of your mouth as much as possible. Doing so will reduce the chances of you harming the crown.

· Avoid eating hard foods that could knock the crown out of place or possibly crack or break it.

· Keep from pulling your floss out from between your teeth when you floss. It’s best to slide the floss out from the crevice so the floss doesn’t catch the bottom or corner of the crown and pull it out of place.

For more information about temporary crowns and how to take care of them, call Dentists at Memorial Park today at 713-861-8323 and talk to a member of our caring dental team. Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson will also be happy to help you if you simply schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We look forward to your phone call!