How to Care for Your New Dental Crown


Getting a new crown is usually a two-step process. Our dentist will prepare your tooth before taking a detailed dental impression to send to the dental lab. The lab custom makes your new crown to our exact specifications. In the meantime, we fit a temporary crown.

Caring for Your Temporary Crown

Avoid eating anything very hard, crunchy or sticky that could dislodge or break the crown. Brush gently around the crown to keep your gums strong and healthy. When flossing, be gentle, removing the floss sideways rather than popping it back out to avoid dislodging your crown. If your temporary crown does come loose, contact us immediately to have it bonded back in place until we can fit your permanent crown.

Caring for Your Permanent Crown

After your permanent crown is fitted and bonded in place, it’s normal to feel some sensitivity as it settles down. You can care for your new crown exactly like your natural teeth, ensuring you brush around it at least twice a day and that you floss daily. Because your new crown is cemented in place, flossing will not dislodge it.