at Causeway Dental
For many years, traditional crowns have been used to strengthen teeth that are heavily filled, weakened, or darkened due to root canal therapy. Thanks to new technology, porcelain crowns look and feel like your own teeth. This is because the distinctive dark metal line or “Blue Halo” of old-style crowns have been eliminated.
Porcelain crowns are now metalfree and so natural looking that they could be mistaken for real teeth. You don’t have to have the “Blue Halo” look with your new crowns. Ask how exciting technology can help create your new beautiful smile.
The temporary should be very comfortable, but you may need to alter your eating and oral hygiene habits to ensure it stays in place between appointments. A softer diet may be needed.
This temporary material will be more prone to staining than natural teeth. You should avoid tea, coffee, red wine and curries.
Avoid chewing gum and eating sticky or hard foods. This may loosen the temporary bridge/crown.
Brush and floss carefully, pulling the floss out from the side so not to dislodge the temporary.
It is vital for the good fit of your final restoration that your temporary bridge/crown stays in place. If for any reason it should come off please contact the surgery to have it replaced.
The effects of local anaesthetic should last for 3 – 4 hours. To avoid damage to your cheeks, tongue and lips avoid chewing and taking any hot drinks until the numbness has worn off.
Note: You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold, this is normal and will subside once the final restoration is fitted.