Post Care for Dental Crowns and Bridges

You have just had crowns or fixed bridges cemented onto your teeth. They will replace your missing tooth structure and give you years of service if you observe the following.


Do not chew hard foods on the restorations for 1/2 hour from the time they were cemented.


Don’t worry about mild sensitivity to hot or cold foods, it will disappear gradually over a few weeks. If infrequent sensitivity lasts longer than 6 weeks, please let us know.

Aggressive Chewing

Do not chew ice or other hard objects. Avoid chewing very sticky foods such as “hard tack” candy because they can remove restorations.

Preventative Procedures

To provide optimum longevity for your restorations and prevent future dental decay and supporting tissue breakdown, please use the following preventive procedures that are checked.

  • Brush and floss after eating and before bedtime.
  • Swish vigorously for at least 30 seconds daily with a fluoride rinse product
  • Use fluoride gel such as PREVIDENT if recommended (requires a prescription).
  • Use bridge cleaners to clean under bridge teeth.