How Long Does a Temporary Crown Last? | Dentist in 73069

Dentist in Norman, OK

If you’ve recently undergone root canal therapy with Dr. Stacia Dowell, you’ve likely had a temporary crown placed over the treated tooth. This temporary fixture serves as a placeholder until the permanent crown is meticulously crafted to fit your unique dental anatomy. While some patients are eager to complete the process, others may wonder how long they can prolong the need for additional dental appointments.

So, what’s the lifespan of a temporary crown? Well, it varies. Typically, the permanent crown is installed within a few weeks to a month after the initial procedure. This timeframe allows for adequate healing of the tooth and surrounding tissues, while also giving the dental lab sufficient time to fabricate the custom crown. However, the placement of the final crown may be delayed if Dr. Stacia Dowell recommends additional dental procedures.

What if the temporary crown remains in place longer than advised? Extended wear of the temporary crown increases the risk of significant wear and tear, potentially leading to a shift in tooth position and occlusion. Dr. Stacia Dowell will provide personalized guidance on the ideal duration for your temporary crown, taking into account its placement and your oral habits.

It’s essential to remember that even if you can prolong the lifespan of your temporary crown, it’s not advisable to do so. To maintain optimal dental health, it’s crucial to adhere to the recommended timeframe for crown placement. If you have any questions regarding your crown or need to schedule an appointment for root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Stacia Dowell at 405-360-0215.

Dowell Dentistry of Norman
Phone: (405) 360-0215
707 24th Ave. SW, Suite 200
Norman, OK 73069