If you’ve recently undergone root canal therapy with Dr. Gary Shmurak, you may find yourself sporting a temporary crown while awaiting the creation of your permanent one. While some patients are eager to complete the entire process, others may wonder how long they can delay their return for necessary dental work.

So, what’s the lifespan of a temporary crown? Well, it varies. Typically, the permanent crown is fitted within a few weeks to a month following dental procedures. This allows ample time for the tooth and soft tissues to heal, and for the lab to craft the customized crown. However, the placement of the final crown may be postponed if Dr. Shmurak has recommended additional dental procedures. Ideally, the permanent crown should be installed as soon as possible.

But what if the temporary crown overstays its welcome? The longer it remains in your mouth, the greater the likelihood of significant wear. This can lead to shifts in tooth position and occlusion. Dr. Shmurak will provide guidance on the optimal duration for your temporary crown, based on its placement and your oral habits.

Remember, even if you can prolong the lifespan of your temporary crown beyond the recommended timeframe, it’s not advisable. Should you have any queries regarding your crown or wish to schedule an appointment for your root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Gary Shmurak at Apex Dental Care in Chalfont. Your oral health is our priority, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Apex Dental Care of Chalfont
Phone: (215) 996-9968
1600 Horizon Drive, Suite 119
Chalfont , PA 18914