How is a Temporary Dental Crown Different From a Traditional Dental Crown?

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If you are restoring your tooth with a dental crown, you probably already know that you’ll need to handle two different dental crowns during your treatment. These crowns are called temporary and traditional crowns. To help you know a little more about these restorations, our dentist, Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo, will be happy to teach you about the differences.

A temporary dental crown is used when you are waiting for your traditional dental crown to be created by dental lab technicians. Your dentist will lightly secure it over the abutment to keep it safe while you are away from our clinic. The temporary crown is strong, but it’s not as strong as your traditional crown will be. So, it’s best to avoid eating sticky and hard foods with that tooth until you get your new crown.

When your traditional crown is ready and sent back to our office, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the traditional crown into place. This should give you a fully restored tooth that functions as it should. It can remain strong and reliable for many years if you keep it in tip-top shape.

Call My Fresno Family Dentist today at 559-432-2975 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental crowns in Fresno, California. Our dental team will be happy to hear from and help you, so please contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you!