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When you restore your tooth with a dental crown, there are two different types of restorations that you need to work with. Those restorations are a temporary crown and a traditional crown. This is necessary to fully restore the health, function, and appearance of your tooth with a custom-made restoration. To tell you a little more about these restorations, our dentist, Dr. Paul Roe, is happy to list the differences between the two.

A temporary dental crown is only meant to keep your tooth (abutment) safe. This is because it might take some time for the traditional crown to be created by the dental lab technicians. The temporary crown will help you eat and chew while you are away from our office. However, it’s not as strong as you might think it is, so try to avoid eating hard and sticky foods with that tooth as much as possible.

When your traditional crown is ready and sent back to our dentist, then he will remove the temporary crown and cement the traditional crown over the tooth. This should give you a fully restored tooth that functions naturally and normally. It can remain strong and reliable for many years if you take good care of it.

To learn more about dental crowns in Puyallup, Washington, please reach out to PR Cosmetic and General Dentistry at 253-435-0333 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!