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A crown restoration performed at Dr. Joshua Scott Murdock’s Grants Pass, Oregon, clinic commonly calls for two distinct appointments. The process starts with Dr. Joshua Scott Murdock removing the tooth-enamel layer of the compromised tooth. After a detailed impression has been prepared of the area, Dr. Joshua Scott Murdock will protect the dentin abutment with a temporary crown.

This small, plastic cap is durable enough to protect the internal structures of the tooth. However, it cannot be durable enough to restore the full function of the original tooth.

It’s best to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods on that side of your mouth. The suction created by doing so has the potential to pull the temporary crown loose. You should also avoid biting down on hard or crunchy foods, as they could potentially crack the plastic cap and significantly damage the abutment inside.

It’s worth noting that healthy gums will help seat the crown restoration comfortably. You will need to brush and floss the temporary crown to remove plaque and residual food particles. If you’re having issues flossing the area, you might want to try using a brand of waxed dental floss.

If your temporary crown is damaged or loosened, it could damage the abutment inside and cause significant complications. This might call for treatment such as a root canal or other endodontic treatment.

If you are having a problem with your temporary crown, you should call 541-479-5505 to speak to member of the staff at Dr. Joshua Scott Murdock’s Grants Pass, Oregon, dental clinic.