If you’ve just visited Dorosti Family Dental and have received a plastic restoration (to serve you for a short period of time), there are a few things you should know:
CHEWING: The temporary cement requires about 30 minutes setting time. Please do not chew during this period of time. Temporary restorations are not strong. They may break or come off occasionally. If so, call us and we will replace or re-cement the temporary.
If you are not able to contact us, you can use TOOTHPASTE or go to the pharmacy and get some Fixodent. Replace the temporary on your tooth with some Fixodent or Toothpaste holding it in place. This denture adhesive will retain your restoration until you can see us. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE TEMPORARY OUT OF YOUR MOUTH BECAUSE THE TEETH WILL MOVE and THE FINAL RESTORATION MAY NOT FIT. Certain foods will stick to the temporary, possibly causing the temporary crown to come off. This will not happen with the permanent crown that will be cemented soon.
CARE: The temporary crown should be cleaned to help the gums heal from the preparation appointment. Brush with a soft toothbrush and floss gently. When flossing, place floss between the teeth and gently move it back and forth to clean. Slide the floss out the side by letting go with one hand and sliding out with the other. Do not snap the floss out of this area. This could cause the temporary crown to come loose.
COLOR: The color of the plastic temporary does not resemble the final restoration in any way.
SHAPE, SIZE: The shape & size of the plastic temporary does not resemble the final restoration in any way.
TOOTH SENSITIVITY: Temporary restorations may leak saliva or food into the tooth. Sensitivity to cold, hot or sweets is not uncommon.
If you have any questions or problems, just call your Dorosti Family Dental team at 740/452-3697.