Care Instructions after Crowns and Bridges Preparations

  1. If you received an injection, please try to avoid eating on that side until the anesthetic wears off to prevent injury to your mouth.  The injection site may feel sore for several days.  Tylenol or Advil may help with discomfort.
  2. If a temporary crown was placed on the tooth please try to avoid chewing on it until the permanent crown is placed.  Temporary crowns are not as strong and are retained by a weaker cement, and can be easily dislodged.  If a temporary crown comes loose, please replace it on the tooth and call us to have it recemented.
  3. In the office, it is not always possible to make a temporary crown that will be an exact color match or be of the same shape as your permanent crown.  A permanent crown will be of ideal shape and we try to match it as close to your natural teeth as possible.
  4. Initially, your temporary crown may not have the correct bite.  Improper bite can cause persistent discomfort, and may fracture or dislodge the temporary crown.  Please call us to have it adjusted as soon as possible.
  5. Sensitivity to cold or chewing is not uncommon on teeth with temporary crowns.  Usually, the sensitivity subsides after several days.  Even in cases of persistent sensitivity of temporary crowns, almost always it is completely resolved when the permanent crown is placed.


If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (914) 630 – 2833

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