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Home Care Instructions

Many of our guests speak of the confidence Dr. Morrison gives them through an improved smile. After you’ve experienced Dr. Morrison’s care, we want to ensure that this feeling lasts. Home care instructions for our services can be found here for your convenience and continued confidence. As always, you are welcome to talk to us directly with any questions or concerns regarding your care.

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Following the first appointment for a crown procedure, a temporary is usually placed on the tooth or teeth. This will protect them while the custom restoration is being made.

Temporary crowns are of a universal shade. Your final restoration will be shaped and shaded to match your other teeth in both color and function.

The use of temporary cement is for easy removal on your next appointment. Temporaries are used to protect your teeth and maintain the correct space for your permanent restoration. They must remain in place to prevent any movement of your teeth during the interim period. We recommend that you avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods that may cause your temporary to become dislodged. If your temporary does come off between appointments, slip it back in and call us for an appointment.

The gum tissue around the tooth or teeth may be sensitive due to its retraction from obtaining an impression. Sensitivity to cold and/or pressure is also possible.

Proper brushing is advised during this period; however, flossing should be avoided around the temporaries.

After the final cementation of your fixed restoration, it may take a few days to get used to it. If you feel that the bite is not correctly balanced, be sure to call for an appointment to make a simple adjustment.

Please do not hesitate to also call if you have any questions or concerns.

If you have any questions or concerns about our policies, feel free to contact our office staff.

Morrison Cosmetic Dentistry

5454 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1505
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

803 Russell Ave. 
Suite 2-C 
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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