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Temporary Crown

Temporary crown, otherwise called provisional or interim crown, is a short term dental crown that is used to cover a tooth temporarily. Temporary crown prevents the tooth from fractures, shape the gum tissue, and prevent sensitivity.

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I stuck my temporary crown with toothpaste as it fell off. Why is it paining now?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning to find my temporary crown off of the teeth and stuck between the teeth and my cheek. I was able to pull it off but when I did, I noticed a piece missing from it. I did not find the piece. So, I am guessing I probably swallowed it in my sleep. My dentist is close...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain was most likely due to sensitivity. It will settle down when the permanent crown is placed. The method of putting the crown back using toothpaste is not recommended as there is a high chance that it will dislodge again and you might end up swallowing the enti...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the temporary crown on biting?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a temporary crown on a tooth on the upper right side almost a week ago due to extreme sensitivity and pain when biting down. My dentist said that I had a microfracture and so he placed the crown. I am still experiencing pain when I bite down but less sensitivity than before. However...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The general pain is mostly because of the temporary crown only. The reason being the height of the crown is slightly in excess, which interferes with the normal bite. So what happens is, when you clench your ...  Read Full »

Why do I have gum pain after temporary crown placement?

Query: Hi doctor, I am looking for a little advice since I cannot be seen until tomorrow by my dentist. I recently had a root canal on my bottom left tooth (last one at the back in the photo). A few weeks later, I got a temporary crown placed over it. The area beyond the tooth is inflamed and hurts badly. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your complaint and the relevant details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The cause of your pain should be either of the when you bite, the upper last molar might hit the lower gums beyond the root canal treated tooth causing soreness...  Read Full »

I am not satisfied with the temporary crown in my peg lateral. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and have had braces for nearly two years. My left lateral is a peg lateral, and since the beginning of my braces journey, my orthodontist has told me that we are making space next to the peg lateral to build it out with composite bonding. Today I got my braces off a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sorry to hear about the rough experience and mental stress you had to go through and are currently facing due to unexpected and poor esthetics regarding peg lateral incisor management. Peg laterals are the lateral inciso...  Read Full »

I have pain in my gums after a temporary crown. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a temporary crown put in last Tuesday. I am in a lot of pain. This morning, my dentist told me my gum beside that tooth had died and pulled away a little exposing bone, which is why I am in pain. He said there was nothing we could do. Is this true?  Read Full »

Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your query, but your chief complaint needs to be completed. So if you can answer a few of my questions, I will be more accurate in my diagnosis. When your tooth got under the procedure of a root canal, was there any pain ...  Read Full »

Why did my dental crown come off, and what should I do if I missed the dislodged dental crown?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a dental crown implanted a few months ago. It was dislodged a few days back while I was traveling. I lost the crown during my travel. Why did my crown fell off? What should I do now?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please be calm. I am not sure of the reason for the crown dislodgement. There can be chances of temporary crown placement, which was not replaced with a permanent dental crown, and another chance could be trauma during occlusion. I suggest you, please share history ...  Read Full »

Why do I have swollen gums and pain around the teeth with an ill-fitting fixed cap?

Query: Hello,Two years back, I had a crown cutting done. Now, the gums in that area are swollen, and I feel pain. The cap was placed last year, and no proper bite was registered. I want your second opinion on this dental issue. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I saw the orthopantomogram (OPG) attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I will help you solve the doubt. I can see that the root canal treatment is done in your front teeth. I need to verify ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for soft teeth that chip off easily in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is one year old. She has soft teeth in the front and she is not able to bite anything with the upper teeth. If she bites, the teeth start chipping. What am I to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Rachna Maheshwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the enamel matrix formation is deficient, it will result in soft teeth that chips and/or decays easily. It may also result in an atypical or abnormal tooth shape. This is called enamel hypoplasia. Treatment for this dental condition includes removal of the very soft...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to fix permanent crown on own?

Query: Hello doctor, Earlier this year, I proactively got a root canal and crown for one of my back molars. The procedure went fine, but the Coronavirus hit before I was able to get the permanent crown installed as a last-step. My temporary crown is still in and functioning fine, and I was able to acquire...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Firstly, going without a permanent crown but with a temporary crown in place does not gonna cause any serious complications. To make this more clear, I would like to explain the need for a permanent crown a...  Read Full »

Chords in my temporary crowns are loosened and sensitive. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got three temporary crowns in the front top teeth in the last week. The two middle teeth and one on to the right. The one on the left is perfectly fine and only took about 15 minutes to make and put in my mouth. The other two had difficulties when being made. Along with this, a coup...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Ideally, the permanent crowns usually fixed does not come with any cords. I assume that those are the temporary ones which you have in the mouth at the moment (with a clue that you said it took only 15 minut...  Read Full »

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