The Dangers of Treating a Temporary Crown Like a Permanent Crown
When a tooth is compromised by decay or trauma, dental crowns can help to restore the structural integrity of the tooth and protect it against further decay. It is common practice for dentists to first place a temporary crown over a tooth. This adds a layer of protection and also ensures the quality of a patient's smile doesn't suffer in the meantime. In most cases, patients wear temporary crowns for no more than 2-3 weeks.