Temporary Crown and Bridge Care

The following instructions are VERY critical to the permanent cementation of your crown and/or bridge. During the permanent cementation procedure it is important to have your gums as healthy as possible so that they do not bleed. Blood does not mix well with permanent cement and could cause the premature loss of the crown or bridge. Though crowns do not always last a lifetime, we take effort hoping they will. The following rinse is important to the healing of your gums.

Mouthrinse ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Bottle of hydrogen peroxide
  • 8 oz. Of water with 2 teaspoons salt

Mix all ingredients together and carry a little bottle with you so that you can rinse throughout the day. Please continue rinsing until your next appointment. It is VERY important to keep using the rinse 4-5 times per day until your permanent crown/bridge is cemented.

Peroxyl or Glyoxide can be purchased at a drug store if you prefer a commercial product.