Your temporary is made to last for at least a few months. This allows us to evaluate any potential problems prior to your final restoration.
Flossing and brushing are the most important things you can do to ensure good tissue health.
Your temporary is held in place with weak cement. Occasionally, it may loosen or come off before it should. If this happens, it may cause inflammation in the gums, more tooth sensitivity, or the tooth may move. Any of these conditions may delay timely placement of the final restoration.
Be careful with biting and chewing foods. Avoid hard, tough, crunchy and/or sticky foods. However, you will need to floss differently. After introducing the floss between the teeth, merely pull the floss through the side. Avoid pulling up on the temporary.
Call us. We would like to recement it for you in a timely manner. If you cannot come in, replace the temporary with finger pressure or secure it with a small amount of denture adhesive such as Poli-Dent or non-toxic white blutac until you can arrange with our office to come in.
Please call us if you experience any conditions that in your opinion seem to be out of the ordinary.
Practice Hours – Reception – (07) 3870 3333
After hours: Dr Paul McKay – 0432 991 793