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Temporary Dental Crowns and Bridges Aftercare Atlanta, GA

Your ‘temporary,” is exactly what it says, a temporary dental appliance that will be worn while your final dental crown or dental bridge is carefully crafted in our laboratory from the impressions we took at your first visit. Temporary dental bridges or crowns are placed to give protection to your gums and teeth up until you receive your permanent dental appliance. Moreover, the role of the temporary crown or bridge is to make sure that your adjacent teeth will not shift from place, so that when the dentist places the final dental appliance, it will fit perfectly in place.

There should never be persistent pain.. call the office if you feel intense pain or discomfort that last for more than two hours.

The temporary should normally stay in place quite well, but you might have to make some changes in your eating or oral hygiene habits while you are waiting for your permanent appliance.

In order to place the temporary crown, the dentist will use a local anesthetic. Normally, the effect lasts for up to 4 hours. You should take care not to damage your cheeks, tongue or lips, so avoid chewing or eating anything up until you feel that the numbness has gone.

  • Avoid hard foods such as nuts, candy, or seeds while wearing your temporary.  Remember, it was not made to be a permanent dental appliance. With too much pressure or shifting, while rare, it is possible to break your appliance. Place as little pressure as possible while chewing food and it is recommended that you avoid chewing on the side or you mouth that has the temporary.
  • Make sure to brush and floss your teeth as you regularly do. While wearing a temporary, Always pull the dental floss from the side when you floss near the temporary tooth. If you try pulling the floss from the top to bottom as you the usual you might actually dislodge the crown. One of the dental assistants will instruct you on the proper flossing procedure while your temporary crown is in place.

Dentists use cement to make the temporary bridge stay in place. If, by any mistake, you dislodge the crown, never attempt to put it back on your own. Call your dentist and he will arrange to fit it back into position.

In case you feel that your bite is uneven after the temporary crown has been fitted, call your dentist and let him know. A simple visit to the office can be scheduled to adjust the crown for a more comfortable fit.

While some discomfort may occur there should never be persistent pain. Please do not hesitate to call the office if you have pain that last for more than two hours. If you have further questions or concerns, please call the office and one of our dental assistants will be happy give you answers.

Posted on behalf of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta

200 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1830
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 955-0550

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I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

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Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

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Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

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After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

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I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

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Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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