I can see the doctor in two days only because it's a weekend. Can I just wait two days and not to put it back until I see my dentist or I have to glue it with the temporary cement from the pharmacy?
My Temporary Crown on the Back Tooth Came Off- Do I Need To Cement Temporarily Until Dentist Visit?
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Dislodged temp crown
Yes, you never want to be without a temporary
Teeth can shift and move. The ordered permanent crown may not fit if you're without your temporary for any extended perod of time.
Not to mention the tooth pain or injury you might experience because of the uncovered tooth. Best to go see your dentist as soon as possible!
Temporary crown off. Do I need to recement?
Yes, you should have it re-cemented as soon as possible. If you do not, the tooth can shift causing the final crown to not fit. Or, the gum tissue can grow over the tooth causing problems with the final crown seating. The constant exposure of saliva on your tooth can lead to inflammation in the tooth causing sensitivity.
You should try to fit the crown back onto your tooth until your dentist can re-cement. You can use a very small amount of denture gel adhesive (gotten from a drug store over the counter) inside the crown and place it back on your tooth.
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What To Do if A Temporary Comes Off
Do I need to have my temporary crown recemented
Re-cement Temporary Crowns
Temporary crown that came off should be re-cemented by the dentist if it’s going to be more then two days.
If the patient is not sensitive and can wait for couple of days till they see their dentist its OK, but anything longer then that can cause the adjacent teeth to shift and the bite to alter. For patients who can’t tolerate the pain if the temporary falls out, placing the temporary back carefully with a drug store cement can buy them time till they see the dentist, however, they need to bite down to make sure the temporary crown is in proper position so as to not cause bite discomfort or fracture under pressure.
Cementation of Temporary Crown
If you can fit the crown on and bit down comfortably then you can put it in place with dentucreme or a temporary cement from the pharmacy. It is important that it is fit in properly and you don't use excess cement that could cause a gum problem or have the crown sit too high and casues a problem with your bite. You can call your dentist and seek their advice. If it doesn't hurt then it may be OK just to leave it off for a few days. However, teeth can shif quickly if temporary crowns ore off for more than a few days causing the permanant one not to fit.
I would recommend to wait to have the dentist recement the temporary crown if it is a matter of a couple of days wait. Make sure you are very carefull with oral hygiene. Be gentle when chewing on that side.
Recenting Temporary Crown
Temporary crowns are important to have until the final crown is cemented for several reasons. The temporary crown helps keep the prepared tooth clean from plaque and decay, prevents other teeth from shifting towards the prepared tooth, and also maintains the correct position and contour of the gumline. If the temporary crown falls off before your next appointment, be sure to notify your dentist and get it recemented asap. If you can't see your dentist til 2 days later, it should be okay but be sure to brush and floss frequently to keep it clean. All the best, Dr. Elizabeth Jahanian.
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