Your temporary is made to last until your new final restorations are ready. This allows us to evaluate not just aesthetics but any potential problems prior to your final restoration.
After the Preparation You May Experience
Brushing (and flossing) are the most important things you can do to ensure good gum and teeth health. If you have joined temporaries, you are unable to floss these areas. Use mouthwash or salt-water rinse.
Your temporary restoration is held in place with weak cement, and you should only use the teeth lightly over the period with the temporaries in place. Occasionally, it may loosen, or break or come off before it should. If this happens, you should contact the practice for advice as it may cause inflammation in the gums, tooth sensitivity, or the tooth may move. Avoid hard, tough, crunchy and/or sticky foods to help keep the temporary restorations healthy.
If aesthetic cases, your temporary restoration will be reviewed some 2-3 days after the preparation appointment. This appointment will involve assessing and altering the temporary shapes to be comfortable with the new aesthetics. Shade will be taken. Following the shape and shade review, your new restorations will be made in the laboratory and only very minor alterations will be possible. More significant changes will require further appointments/treatment and remaking the new restorations at additional costs.
What to Do If It Comes Off
Call us. We would like to recement it for you asap and do so you maybe offered the next available appointment with any Dentist in the practice. 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.
To Prevent Staining, Avoid the Following
Reception – 3870 3333
Level One, 31 Sherwood Road Toowong, Brisbane
Phone (07) 3870 3333
Appointment Booking Conditions:
Appointments will be confirmed by Brisbane Smiles on the following business day.
Please call Brisbane Smiles on 38703333 if you miss the confirmation call or text.
Appointment Changes allowed up to 48 hours prior or a fee will be charged.
If you display any symptoms or increased risk of exposure to Covid-19 please call on 38703333.
Brisbane Smiles will prioritise your emergency needs. If after hours please schedule the next suitable time and call 38703333 for additional appointment times.