Crowns and Bridges
Post-Operative Instructions for Final Crown Seat
With proper home care and regular dental visits, your final crown or bridge is designed to last for many years.
It takes hours for some bonding materials to completely set. Therefore, the day the crown or bridge is seated, it is best to avoid hard or sticky foods for the remainder of the day. This includes foods such as caramels, taffy, jerky, ice or hard candy.
Some other bonding materials set-up immediately and you can function on them when you leave the office.
Short-term sensitivity to cold or chewing pressure is possible, but should gradually improve.
A snug or tight feeling of the crown or bridge may be present after it is bonded into place, but this feeling will dissipate shortly.
If after a few days your bite feels "uncomfortable", call the office.