The temporary crown is designed to protect your underlying tooth structure while the permanent crown is being fabricated in the lab. The type of cement that holds this crown in place is very weak. Therefore, you have to follow the instructions below to prevent the temporary crown from dislodging.


Home Care Instructions:

  • Proper brushing is a must. 
  • When flossing, push floss through the contact, then pull floss out from the side. Do NOT pull back through the contact, it will dislodge.
  • Avoid chewing gum, hard candy, or sticky food consumption at all until you receive your permanent crown
  • If the temporary crown falls off, please place it in a clean Zip-lock bag, call us immediately, and return for recementation.



After bleaching, the next 24-48 hours are important in enhancing and maximizing your whitening results for a long lasting, bright and healthy smile.


For the next 48 hours, dark staining substances should be avoided, such as:

  • Coffee, tea, and soda
  • Tobacco products
  • Red wine
  • Red or dark sauces
  • Bright colored lipstick
  • Berries


You can expect slight sensitivity and/or gum irritation after a bleaching session. The conditions can be minimized by:

  • Reducing bleaching time
  • Discontinuing application for a few days
  • Post-bleaching application of a fluoride gel



Gently bite on gauze sponges for 30 minutes after the surgery to encourange the bleeding to clot. Replace with fresh gauze for another 30 minutes if fresh, red blood is present. If bleeding continues after this, bite on a teabag for 30 minutes. If you have any concerns about bleeding, please contact our office.

  • Do not drink or eat hot foods today as it may dissolve or loosen the clot. Eat cool, soft, nutritious foods today. Do not eat hard foods for a few days where the surgery was undergone.
  • Do not swish, spit forcefully or drink through a straw for 24 hours.
  • Do not overexert yourself for the next 24 hours.
  • If an antibiotic or pain medication was prescribed, take as directed. 
  • If pain persists after several days, please contact us for instructions.  



Please see attached packet for post-operative instructions regarding your recent dental implant placement.

Implant Post Op Instructions.pdf
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Implant Overdenture Care.pdf
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Orthodontic Braces


Please see attached document for instructions regarding your orthodontic braces. Proper home care is a must!

Orthodonic Home Care.pdf
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14269 Midlothian Tpke

Midlothian, VA 23113

(804) 379-7677 


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3250 Anderson Hwy

Powhatan, VA 23139

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6600 Courtyard Road

Chester, VA 23831

(804) 796-9500 


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