You most likely had a temporary crown placed on your tooth before the permanent crown could be molded and made for you. If you visited the dentist recently for root canal therapy, you likely had a temporary crown placed over your tooth. In some cases, patients might not be as eager to return for additional, necessary dental work and wonder how long they can live with their temporary crown.
Can the temporary crown be worn for a certain amount of time? It depends on the situation. Most dental procedures result in the placement of a permanent crown within a few weeks to a month. To create an one-of-a-kind crown, the lab must have time to make the tooth and soft tissue. Our endodontist in 40207 may recommend other dental procedures before placing the final crown. It is ideal to put the final crown on as soon as possible.
The Temporary Crown Is Not Removed After a Few Weeks. What Happens Next?
It is more likely that a temporary dental crown will significantly wear down the longer it stays in your mouth. This can result in your teeth shifting, which can lead to discomfort. If you discuss your oral habits with our endodontist, we can give you advice on the length of time your temporary crown will last.
No matter how long you can leave a temporary crown on, it does not mean that it is the best option. If you have any questions regarding your crown or would like to schedule a root canal therapy appointment, please contact our endodontics office in Louisville, KY.