Dental Crowns and bridges may take more than one procedure to finish. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and molds of the mouth are created. Temporary crowns or bridges are placed to protect the teeth while the custom restoration is being created. Since the teeth will be anesthetized, the tongue, lips, and roof of the mouth may be numb. Please refrain from eating and drinking hot beverages until the numbness is completely worn off. Occasionally a temporary crown can come off, if this happens, bring the temporary crown with you so we can re-cement it. It’s important for the temporary to stay in place, as it will prevent other teeth from moving and compromising the fit. To keep your temporaries in place, avoid eating sticky foods, hard foods, and if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. It is common to experience some temperature and pressure sensitivity after each procedure. The sensitivity should subside a few weeks after the final procedure. Mild pain medications may also to combat the pain and discomfort. If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us.