Emergency Dentist for
Temporary Crowns in Houston, TX


When you have a damaged tooth, your dentist will strive to save it and protect it from further damage with dental restorations. A dental crown is one of those ways. Let A Dental Care in Houston take care of your dental restoration needs.

A dental crown is a tooth-colored “cap” that is designed to restore the size, strength, shape, and overall appearance of a damaged tooth. A permanent crown takes two weeks or more to be fabricated in a dental lab, so a temporary crown is used while you wait.

When are Temporary Crowns needed?

There are several reasons a crown is used:

A permanent crown is custom-made by a dental lab to fit perfectly and blend with natural teeth. The process usually takes a few weeks. Your dentist will typically place a temporary crown over the tooth while you wait.

How long do you need to wear a Temporary Crown?

Permanent crowns are customized to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth, so they must be fabricated in a dental lab. This takes a few weeks. You’ll need a temporary crown while you wait, for about 2 to 3 weeks. You should care for a temporary crown like you would your natural teeth by brushing and flossing twice daily. Take care when you are brushing and flossing to avoid dislodging the crown. Some other things to keep in mind to care for your temporary crown are:
  • Avoid foods that are hard or sticky
  • Avoid foods that are extremely hot or cold
  • Limit sugar
These will reduce your risk of losing or damaging the temporary crown.

When to Call for an Appointment

If your temporary crown falls off or is causing pain and other issues, you should call A Dental Care for an emergency dental appointment. We will get you into the office as soon as possible to resolve the problem.

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