What Is A Temporary Crown? Why It Need?


A temporary crown is a provisional, short-term restoration cemented in place with a soft temporary dental cement until the definitive restoration is completed. Temporary crowns are usually constructed from plastic-like materials (acrylic) or composite resins.

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 A temporary crown is used to protect the natural tooth (or implant site) and gums. It allow smile normally without a gap. It limit any tooth or gum sensitivity. It maintain the proper spacing between teeth. It help to chew and eat normally. It help the dentist assess how the crown will function.

The temporary crown may not be as perfect as permanent crown, mainly because it’s not meant to stay in place for more than a few weeks. Also, the color may not be as well matched to your other teeth because of the materials that are used for a temporary crown.


Temporary crown is cemented in with weak temporary cement. It should be fully functional, so you can chew normally. However, because the cement is not meant to hold the tooth in place permanently, it’s best to avoid chewing on hard, tough, or sticky foods. The temporary is not as strong as a permanent crown, so you need to take a little extra care.

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