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How to Recement A Temporary Crown at Home

November 4, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Robert Appel
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No, we are not advocating for DIY dentistry.

The best way to recement or restore any temporary crown is to see your dentist in Humble, TX!

But if you're in a situation where you need the crown for aesthetic reasons—for example, before giving a speech or for a family photo—you may be able to reset your crown temporarily.

Is there ever a good time for a temporary crown to come out? Probably not, but some occasions are worse than others.

If you're in the middle of a meaningful life even, follow the step-by-step guide below to recement your temporary crown until you can secure an appointment with our dentist. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Temporarily Resetting Your Temporary Dental Crown

  1. Rinse the temporary tooth crown with water and use a toothbrush as needed to remove any debris from the inside. 
  2. Rinse your tooth with warm water and gently brush the area to remove any food debris or temporary cement still adhered to the tooth. Warning: This may be uncomfortable. 
  3. Try the temporary crown out on the tooth. There is usually only one way the temporary crown will fit, and it can be tricky to get the correct orientation. If you feel confident in your ability to place the temporary crown back on the tooth in the proper orientation, then proceed to the next step. 
  4. Place a pea-sized amount of temporary dental cement inside the tooth crown and place it back onto the tooth and hold firmly until the cement is set. Most temporary cement works best when the inside of the crown and the tooth are dry. It may take a minute or longer for the temporary cement to set up. 

Temporary dental cement can be found in the oral care aisle at most pharmacies. Alternatives to a temporary dental cement can include Vasoline, denture adhesive, and toothpaste. DO NOT USE Gorilla Glue, Super Glue, Crazy Glue, etc. Those products are not intended for use in the mouth and can make it very difficult to remove when it comes time for the final crown. 

If you don't feel comfortable putting the temporary crown back on your tooth, and it's very sensitive, then you can try placing orthodontic wax (also available at pharmacies) on the tooth to act as an insulator. 

These steps should help you make it through the weekend or that vacation until you're able to make an appointment to come in. 

For More on Temporary Dental Crowns in Humble, TX, Contact Us

For more information on temporary and permanent dental crowns, give us a call today. 

We serve all areas, including Humble, Atascocita, Porter, Ramblewood, Moonshine Hill, Bordersville, and Kenswick. And we are always happy to work with CareCredit. 

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