These crowns are attached to the implants immediately one day after the implants are placed, and the patient cannot put them on or take them off by themselves.

Do not eat while under anesthesia:

During treatment, if anesthesia is applied, there is a possibility that soft tissues such as the tongue, lips, and cheeks may be inadvertently bitten and damaged until the numbness passes. Avoid extremely cold or hot beverages that could harm soft tissues.


Eat only soft foods for the first 1.5 months

The most important point to remember about these crowns is that the jawbone has not yet fused with the implants. Therefore, for the first 1.5 months, you can only eat the foods listed under the soft foods section.


Soft foods:

all liquids, soup, yogurt, pasta, eggs, rice, lightly soaked bread crumbs, boiled vegetables, pudding, rice pudding, and so on. Moderately hard foods: any kind of meat and vegetable dishes cooked in water, tomatoes, soft apples, grilled chicken, peanuts, chocolate, and so on. Hard foods: quince, hard green apples, white chickpeas, freshly taken out of the refrigerator chocolate, hard bread crust, overcooked tough meat, and so on.


You can slowly start eating moderately hard foods between 1.5 and 3 months

From the second 1.5 months, you can gradually transition to moderately hard foods. You can easily eat all moderately hard foods after 3 months. Actually, you can also eat hard foods from the 3rd month, but it is not recommended because hard foods can break the temporary prosthesis. You should not forget that eating hard foods early can result in the loss of the implants.


Do not delay the treatment after the temporary prosthesis

You can easily meet your daily needs by getting used to the temporary prosthesis. However, it should not be forgotten that this prosthesis is not very strong and can easily break, causing damage to your teeth. The permanent prosthesis must be made within the time periods specified by your dentist for the sake of your oral and dental health.


Do not neglect oral and dental care

Brush your teeth at least twice a day. You can use mouthwash (such as Listerine). Trying to clean between teeth with a toothpick can cause the crown to come off. Therefore, you can use dental floss. When dental floss is difficult to get between teeth, do not force it. One of the best ways to clean between teeth is to use a device known as an "oral irrigator" (such as Oralb-Oxyjet). These devices mix water and air under pressure to deliver them between teeth.


Why You Shouldn't Use Temporary Fixed Prosthesis Beyond the Recommended Time

Temporary prostheses are indeed weaker and less durable compared to standard prostheses. They are designed to provide a temporary solution during the healing period and should not be used beyond the recommended time frame. Temporary prostheses are typically intended to be used for a few months until the final prosthesis can be fabricated and placed.


It's important to understand that temporary prostheses have certain limitations. They may not offer the same level of functionality and aesthetics as the final prosthesis. They are not designed to withstand the same biting forces or perform the same functions as a permanent restoration. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid putting excessive stress or force on the temporary prosthesis, as it may lead to its breakage or damage.


While wearing a temporary prosthesis, it's important to follow your dentist's instructions regarding dietary restrictions and oral hygiene practices. Avoid chewing hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage the temporary prosthesis. Also, be diligent in maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly to prevent any complications or issues.


Remember that the temporary prosthesis serves as a transitional solution until the final prosthesis can be placed. It's crucial to adhere to the recommended timeline and consult with your dentist for any concerns or issues related to your temporary prosthesis. They will guide you on the appropriate care and ensure a smooth transition to the permanent restoration for optimal oral health and function.


Possible Problems:

Breaking of the prosthesis

Since the material used for temporary crowns is generally acrylic (plastic), it is not very durable. In case of breakage, unbalanced forces will be applied to the implants, leading to their loss. In case of breakage, only soft foods such as soup, yogurt, and pudding that do not require chewing should be consumed. Other soft foods should also be avoided. You should contact your dentist as soon as possible.


Dislodgement of the prosthesis

Since temporary crowns are attached to implants using a weak adhesive, they may become dislodged on their own. If this happens, you do not need to make an appointment, but simply come to our clinic. If you can place the crown back in its place, you can have it reattached by a nearby dentist.

Discomfort caused by the prosthesis touching the tongue

It is quite normal to feel discomfort with a newly attached prosthesis for a while. Temporary crowns generally do not have as good a polish as permanent ones and may have rough areas. Every new object placed in the mouth, even a simple filling, will feel strange to the soft tissues and tongue. Your tongue will get used to the new prosthesis in about a week. If there is a rough edge or surface that can cause injury to your tongue, come to our clinic without touching that area as much as possible or inform your dentist during the trial sessions. The problem will be solved with a small abrasion and polishing.


Pressure on teeth and implants by the prosthesis

This situation usually occurs when there is a high point in the prosthesis before the other natural teeth or implants come into contact with each other. The pressure will only be felt in the relevant area as the forces in the mouth will only be applied to that area. This will cause pain in that area. Please consult your dentist as soon as possible. During this period, consume foods that fall under the soft food group as much as possible.


Pain in teeth and implant areas underneath the prosthesis

Pain may occur due to loosening of the temporary crowns. Pain can also occur if too much pressure is applied to the implants before the time has come. Consume soft foods and contact your dentist as soon as possible.


Discomfort caused by sensitivity to cold and heat

Since implants do not feel cold or hot, there should be no such problem. However, if temporary crowns are placed on your natural teeth along with the implants, such a problem may occur. Since these crowns are not attached with a strong adhesive like permanent crowns, leakage may occur, causing the teeth to ache. The gap between the prosthesis and the gum can also cause sensitivity to cold and heat. Such small aches will stop after the final prosthesis is made and attached with the proper adhesive. In cases where such sensitivity occurs, it is recommended to avoid very cold and hot foods as much as possible.


Reasons of implant failures due to fixed temporary crowns?

Implant failures can occur due to various factors, and while fixed temporary crowns may contribute to implant failure in some cases, it is not the sole cause. Here are some reasons why implant failures may occur in relation to fixed temporary crowns:

Improper fit or design: If the fixed temporary crown is not accurately fabricated or does not fit properly, it can cause undue stress on the implant, leading to complications or failure.


Excessive forces: Chewing or biting forces that exceed the capacity of the temporary crown or the underlying implant can result in implant failure. This can happen if the temporary crown is used to bite into hard or tough foods or if there is bruxism (teeth grinding) that puts excessive pressure on the implant.


Inadequate oral hygiene: Poor oral hygiene, such as inadequate brushing and flossing around the temporary crown, can contribute to bacterial accumulation and gum inflammation. This can lead to peri-implantitis, an infection of the tissues surrounding the implant, which may ultimately result in implant failure.


Occlusal problems: Issues with the alignment or contact between the temporary crown and opposing teeth can disrupt the balance of forces during biting and chewing. This imbalance can strain the implant and increase the risk of failure.


Insufficient bone integration: The process of osseointegration, where the implant fuses with the surrounding jawbone, is crucial for the long-term success of dental implants. If there are issues with the integration process, such as inadequate bone density or quality, it can compromise the stability and longevity of the implant.


It's important to note that these factors can be influenced by various patient-specific and treatment-related variables. Regular check-ups with your dentist, proper maintenance of oral hygiene, and following your dentist's instructions for care and usage of the temporary crown can help minimize the risk of implant failure.

Frequently Asked Questions

A temporary fixed prosthesis over implant is a temporary dental restoration that is placed over dental implants immediately after implant surgery. It is used to replace missing teeth until a permanent restoration can be placed. The temporary prosthesis is designed to protect the implant site, help the patient to adjust to their new teeth, and assist in healing. It is usually made of acrylic or other lightweight materials and is designed to be removed by the dentist as necessary during follow-up appointments. Once the healing process is complete, the temporary prosthesis is replaced with a permanent prosthesis, such as a crown, bridge, or denture.

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