The fitting of a fixed dental prosthesis (crown or bridge) is a very common practice in dentistry.
The crown and the bridge are merely cosmetic prostheses made of premium quality ceramic that approach the colour of your teeth.
The end result is perfect and it is impossible to tell apart a fixed crown from a real tooth. This solution is durable over time, quick and efficient.
Our Dental office fully masters the process, from tooth preparation to the taking of impressions and the complete restoration of the tooth. Our professionals will provide you with valuable advice and show you the recommended actions, and those that should be avoided, to ensure that the intervention is performed with minimal side effects.
All types of dental care call for a little bit of postoperative discipline; that is why we recommend that you read the article that applies to your case:
- After the fitting of a crown or bridge
- After cosmetic reconstruction
- After the extraction of a tooth
- After minor mouth surgery
Ensuring the success of the treatment
In order to ensure the success of the treatment, we are asking you to observe the following instructions. Please note that it is perfectly normal to feel a certain degree of discomfort after the fitting of a crown or a bridge.
At the David & Cloutier dental health centre, the fitting of a crown or a bridge is typically a two-visit procedure. During the first appointment for the fitting of a crown, your dentist in Montréalwill prepare the tooth (or teeth) to be restored.
Impressions of your dentition are taken. Then, we’ll install a temporary crown or bridge that will protect your teeth until the second appointment.
The final restoration (crown or bridge) will be made to measure by a certified dental laboratory within 14 to 30 days.
After the 1st visit for the treatment
You may possibly feel some sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet taste, and chewing.
If needed, use pain medication (Tylenol, Advil or Motrin, for instance).
Food and beverages to avoid:
- Avoid drinking hot beverages while under local anaesthesia.
- Avoid sticky or hard food (chewing gum, candy).
Advice from your dentists:
- Try eating from the opposite side of your mouth.
- Be careful not to bite your own tongue, your lips or your cheeks. The anaesthesia will take between 2 to 4 hours to dissipate.
While you are waiting for the final fitting of the crown or bridge
Brush your teeth normally, but use the dental floss carefully in order not to dislodge the temporary crown or bridge. If a temporary crown or bridge becomes unstuck, it is absolutely essential that you come back to the clinic to have it cemented again. The temporary installation aims at limiting the mobility of the other teeth and at facilitating the installation of the new tooth or teeth restoration.
Do not hesitate to call us at 514 527-1276
- if you have concerns,
- if you are experiencing sharp pain,
- if you have difficulty closing your mouth,
- or if you have any concern relating to your recovery.
At the David & Cloutier dental health centre, the well-being of our customers and the quality of our treatments are at the heart of our practice.