Temporary Restoration

You have just received a temporary restoration that will serve you for a short period of time while your final restoration is being made. This will protect the tooth and holds the tooth in position so the final restoration will fit properly. Temporaries are not strong, they are meant to function as they sound “temporary”. It is very important if you have temporaries to rinse them twice a day for one minute with 50% hydrogen peroxide and 50% water. This will aid in maintaining a clean and healthy temporary, and insure that the final restoration will fit properly.

Things to expect after treatment:

  • Temporaries may break or come off occasionally. If so, you may slip it back on the tooth will something like denture adhesive or even toothpaste, or call if you need an appointment. Please do not leave the temporary out of your mouth because the teeth can shift and the final custom made restoration may not fit properly.
  • Please clean around your temporary as instructed, and keep your gums healthy by brushing and flossing gently around the temporary.
  • The size, shape, and color of the temporary may not resemble the final restoration. Futhermore, it may fade or change shades, especially when exposed to things like coffee, soda, red wines, etc. Candy and gum will very likely remove any given temporary, so please refrain from using them while your custom restoration is being made.
  • Temporary restorations may leak saliva or food onto the tooth if left in place longer than recommended, even with proper care.
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, pressure or sweets is not uncommon.

Notify our office if any of the following occurs:

  • You feel that your bite is not correctly balanced. It feels as if the filling is too high, or you are hitting the filling first when you bite down.
  • The temporary breaks or falls out and you are unable to secure it.

Please call the office to schedule an appointment at no charge for a simple adjustment.