Veneer/Crown/Bridge Preparation

What to expect after veneer/crown/bridge appointment.

  1. Gums are tender — it is normal for your gums to feel sore.  Rinse three times/day with warm salt water (1 tsp. sale in 1 cup warm water).  Continue for three days if necessary.
  2. Tooth is sensitive — On a daily basis teeth are not used to being worked on and need time to recuperate.  We recommend 600 mg of ibuprofen (Advil,  Motrin, or Aleve) every four hours for the first days unless otherwise advised by Dr. Deloso.
  3. Tooth is sensitive to cold when I bite down — this means your bite may be off and needs to be adjusted.  Please call our office to schedule.

What you need to do

  1. You have a temporary crown that lives to its name “temporary”.  You will need to take care of it by avoiding hard, sticky foods.  Chewing gum will just stick to it.  Best to do is “baby” the side of the temporary and chew on the other side.
  2. Brushing and flossing — do brush and floss.  It is important to keep your gums clean and healthy.  Floss by pushing the floss toward the gum area and pull out toward the cheek area.  Do not apply an “up and down” motion as your would normally do.  You can pop off the temporary.
  3. My temporary broke or came off — call the office to schedule so we can recement your temporary or fabricate a new temporary crown.
  4. If you wear a nightguard and work has been done on top teeth — DO NOT WEAR YOUR NIGHTGUARD UNTIL ADVISED OTHERWISE.