Post Op Instructions:
You have just had crowns or fixed bridges cemented onto your teeth. They will replace your missing tooth structure and give you years of service if you observe the following.
- CHEWING: Do not chew hard foods on the restorations for 1\2 hour from the time they were cemented.
- SENSITIVITY: Don’t worry about mild sensitivity to hot or cold foods, it will disappear gradually over a few weeks. If infrequent sensitivity lasts longer than 6 weeks, please let us know.
- AGGRESSIVE CHEWING: Do not chew ice or other hard objects. Avoid chewing very sticky foods such as “hard tack” candy because they can remove restorations.
- PREVENTATIVE PROCEDURES: To provide optimum longevity for your restorations and prevent future dental decay and supporting tissue breakdown, please use the following preventive procedures that are checked.
- Brush and floss after eating and before bedtime.
- Swish vigorously for at least 30 seconds daily with one of the following fluoride rinse products (the best time is immediately before bedtime):
- Colgate FLUOIGARD.
- Johnson & Johnson ACT.
- LISTERMINT with Fluoride.
- Use fluoride gel such as PREVIDENT as advised by us (requires a prescription).
- Use a Water Pik as advised by us.
- Use bridge cleaners as advised by us.
- Use an Interplak tooth brush as advised by us.
- RECALLS: Visit us at regular six-month examination periods. Often problems that are developing around the restorations can be found at an early state and corrected easily. Waiting for a longer time may require redoing the entire restoration. INADEQUATE RETURN FOR EXAMINATION IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT REASON FOR PROSTHESES FAILURE.
- PROBLEMS:IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OCCURS, CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID FURTHER PROBLEMS:
- Feeling of movement or looseness in the restoration.
- Sensitivity to sweet foods.
- A peculiar taste from the restoration site.
- Breakage of a piece of material from the restoration.
- Sensitivity to pressure.