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How Long Does a Temporary Crown Last? | Dentist Green Bay

If you have recently seen Dr. Robert Crowley for root canal therapy, you likely have a temporary crown placed over the tooth until the permanent crown is molded and created for your unique mouth. While some patients are eager to get through the entire process, others may be less eager to return for additional, necessary dental work and wondering how long they can get away with wearing the temporary crown.

So, how long can you wear the temporary crown? Well, the answer is, “It depends.” The permanent crown is typically placed within a few weeks to a month after dental procedures. The tooth and soft tissue are given time to heal, and the lab needs time to manufacture the one-of-a-kind crown. Placing the final crown may be delayed if Dr. Robert Crowley has recommended other dental procedures. Ideally, the permanent crown should be placed as soon as possible.

What Happens if the Temporary Crown Has Been in Longer than a Few Weeks?

The longer the temporary crown is in your mouth, the more likely the crown is to significantly wear. This can cause a shift in tooth position and the occlusion. Dr. Robert Crowley will advise you on how long your temporary crown can last based on placement and your oral habits.

Remember, even if you can get away with leaving a temporary crown longer than the recommended time frame, it doesn’t mean you should. Call Dr. Robert Crowley at (920) 499-6244 if you have a question about your crown or to schedule an appointment for your root canal therapy.

Team Crowley Dental of Green Bay
Phone: (920) 499-6244
2450 S. Oneida St.
Green Bay, WI 54304
Dentist in Green Bay
2450 S. Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 499-6244