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Does a permanent crown with a temporary cement last long?

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Posted by: dentalclinics  (9 years ago)
Good day to all!

I had a temporary crown on one of my molars, which hurts really bad. After two weeks, I went to the dentist to get the permanent crown on. I told him my tooth still hurts so he decided to put the permanent crown with a temporary cement. He said I might be needing a root canal if the pain does not go away in the next few days. After a week,my tooth became fine. I went back to my dentist to have the temporary cement replaced with the permanent one. However,he could not take if off and he would damage the crown if he will try harder. He then decided to leave the crown with the temporary cement for now. Is this safe? How long does the temporary cement last?

All answers are greatly appreciated!
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Posted by: mariellove  (9 years ago)
Hello Dentalclinics!

Temporary crown can last as long as six months as long as you are careful with it and you do not use that tooth for eating.
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Posted by: jwyspy  (9 years ago)
Yes, you do have to be careful when eating, as that crown will work its way out with chewing intensive foods, i.e. brownies.
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Posted by: pepsteradik  (9 years ago)

What could be the reason for a temporary cement not to be removed easily? The risk here is that, it is not permanently seated/sealed so it can possibly allow bacteria to set in.