Avoid eating and drinking until the numbness due to the anesthetic has subsided.
On average crown and bridge restorations require 2 to 3 appointments to complete. Once the tooth/teeth are prepared, provisional or temporary crowns/bridges are fabricated and placed to protect the tooth/teeth until the permanent restoration(s) is(are) fabricated.
Since temporary crowns/bridges are kept in place with a temporary cement, they sometimes loosen and can come off. Should this occur, keep the provisional restorations and call us so that they may be recemented. It is very important for the temporary restorations to remain in place as this prevents the shifting of teeth which can possibly compromise the fit of the permanent restorations.
Avoid eating sticky foods (e.g. chewing gum) and biting on hard food. As much as possible eat on the opposite side.
Brush and floss normally, but ensure to pull the floss through the side of the temporary restorations so as not to dislodge them.
It is normal to experience some temperature and pressure sensitivity during the temporary restoration phase. This usually subsides following permanent placement of the final restoration.
In the days that follow the placement of either the temporary or permanent restoration, should the bite feel uneven (the teeth on one side seem to touch before the opposite side), or there appears to be some interference in biting, a fine adjustment of the temporary or permanent restoration may be required to balance the bite properly.