If your temporary crown comes off:
Your temporary crown serves to protect the underlying tooth but also to keep your prepared tooth in the exact location as when the impression was taken. If your prepared tooth drifts at all, we will have to adjust your final crown much more.
If your temporary comes off, please call the office immediately. If you are unable to come into the office immediately, you may try to put the temporary crown back on yourself. You may use temporary dental cement (available at most drugstores), Fixadent or toothpaste to cement your temporary crown. Rinse it thoroughly or clean it with a toothpick. Try to place it back on your tooth so you know which way it goes. Very lightly line the inside of your temporary crown with the cement, Fixadent or toothpaste. Push the crown completely in place, wait a few seconds, then remove the excess cement with a toothpick, toothbrush, and floss. We will still want to see you to verify the fit of the temporary even if you have recemented it yourself.
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