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Steps for Getting a Temporary Crown

A temporary crown is usually used in an emergency situation where your regular crown has fallen out or has been knocked out. These situations are usually painful and frustrating, but knowing what to do ahead of time is the best possible situation. Thankfully handling a temporary crown can be a little easier than waking up with an infected tooth. There are two main ways to get a temporary crown, and one is better than the other, so let’s take a look at them.

What is a Temporary Crown

A temporary crown is a temporary seal or replacement crown that goes over your current tooth to protect it until you can get in to get a more permanent crown. This process looks a little different in both of the ways you go about it, but the one thing that stays the same is that you can’t just get a temporary crown and say it’s good enough. You have to get it taken care of and corrected; otherwise, you’ll be in pain a lot faster than you think. Take the time to think about which of the methods below is the best bet for you.

At Home

An at-home temporary crown kit is a great thing to have on hand in the middle of a dental emergency. If you accidentally knock out a crown or lose it, you can easily use the kit and keep going about your day. These kits usually have a specialized dental paste and a small tool to get the paste onto your tooth. So long as you follow the directions on the at-home temporary crown kit package, you should be just fine. Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible, though, to make sure you get a replacement crown.

At The Dentists

If you’re going to get a temporary crown at a dentist, you’re likely going to be using an emergency dentist as it’s unlikely your regular dentist would have the space for an emergency visit. Once you go into the emergency dentist, they install a temporary crown in a similar fashion to the at-home kit, just with a more skilled hand. This more skilled hand will allow you to be secure in the knowledge that once you get to your regular dentist, you’ll be able to get your crown replaced without an issue.

If you have just lost your crown or your temporary crown fell off, you can reach out to your dentist today to get an appointment to get it replaced. You can temporarily replace your crown either at home or with a dental professional and get yourself back on track. No one likes it when their day is interrupted, but if you don’t tend to a dental crown when it comes off, you will likely add a lot more pain to the days to come. If you’re looking for a dentist to help you with a temporary or replacement crown, feel free to give us a call today!

Atticus Bennett: Atticus, a sports nutritionist, provides dietary advice for athletes, tips for muscle recovery, and nutrition plans to support peak performance.