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You probably know that a dental crown can be used to address a number of problems, but have you heard that you might need to have a temporary crown placed before we can place your permanent crown? While these crowns are only temporary, they can provide you with several benefits.

You see, if your tooth is damaged, your other teeth might shift. This can ruin orthodontic work you’ve had. Temporary crowns can stop your teeth from shifting and stop plaque and bacteria from entering the damaged tooth. These temporary solutions can also help you avoid discomfort and let you chew and speak comfortably.

Temporary crowns won’t require much care; you’ll simply need to treat them like one of your natural teeth. However, please remember that you’ll need to be careful when you floss if your gums don’t cover your teeth. We also suggest avoiding sticky or hard foods, such as popcorn, peanut butter, and nuts when you have your temporary crown. These foods might damage or dislodge it.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the care you can receive from us, or have more questions about getting a temporary crown in Olympia, Washington, please feel free to contact Black Lake Dental at 360-915-7353. Our dentist, Dr. Eric Thiede and our team are eager to hear from you.