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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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 Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

The temporary crown is tiny. Will my permanent crown on tooth be small too?

Query: Hi doctor, The dentist thought my tooth had a fracture, so he put on a temporary crown. That worsened the pain and throbbing exponentially, so he sent me to an endodontist that said my tissue was extremely inflamed and needed a root canal ASAP. After the root canal, the regular dentist put on the p...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you have any pain after completion of root canal procedure before permanent crown placement? How is the pain? Is it the same pain which you experienced before root canal? If the pain did not stop after completion of root canal and before crown placement, then it ...  Read Full »

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

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ent...  Read Full »

Do I need a temporary bridge before a permanent bridge on teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in the process of getting ready for a dental bridge, a total of seven teeth order of porcelain fused and then a crown, etc. Now, tomorrow I am supposed to get a temporary bridge. I got a call today that they are going to prepare my teeth tomorrow and go ahead and do permanent bridge...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your temporary bridge was just for the time being that your dentist might have thought permanent will take time for fabrication, so temporary was only for your comfort and esthetic issues. Temporary is generally given if there is a delay in permanent and to check if th...  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. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 following. When you bite, the upper last molar might hit the lower gums beyond the root canal treated tooth cau...  Read Full »

How is a cracked molar treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cracked molar tooth. My dentist drilled it down and put on a temporary. We waited for a week and the temporary hurt. He decided that I need crown lengthening, which I had done. I went back to the dentist after it healed for three weeks and had an impression for a crown. He had to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. A cracked tooth can be root canal treated depending on the direction of the crack within the tooth especially if it involves the vital part of the tooth called the pulp. The pulp is the vital part. When it is in...  Read Full »

Why is there a whole in my temporary crown?

Query: Hi doctor, My upper incisor has a fracture. So, I had a temporary crown and then a couple weeks later I had a root canal completed. And today, I had my crown lengthening done to prepare for the permanent crown. My dentist mentioned to me that I would feel a hole in the back of my tooth, which I do....  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The whole procedure you described is pretty standard and usually expected. During root canal treatment, till it is completed a temporary filling is placed in the hole. This hole on the back of the tooth is where the root canal treatment is done from. However...  Read Full »

I swallowed my tooth. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, I have swallowed my dental cap while eating. What do I do now? I am very scared.  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to know, are you sure that you swallowed it? Because, sometimes we just lose it while rinsing the mouth too. How many hours back did you swallow it? Are you having any breathing difficulty or a stomach pain? In case it was stuck somewhere in your...  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. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 up...  Read Full »

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