Your temporary crown is only designed to protect the abutment, which will later anchor your permanent crown in place. When your dentist cemented the temporary crown in place it was not intended to fully restore the tooth’s ability to bite off or chew food. If for some reason your temporary crown is damaged, cracked, loosens or falls out, it could damage the abutment. This could lead to much more serious issues.
It’s best to avoid eating sticky foods or chewing gum on that side of your mouth. The stickiness and suction could potentially pull the temporary crown loose. Biting off hard foods, crunching ice or bad habits like chewing on pencils and pens could also crack the biting surface of the temporary crown.
Keeping your gums healthy by brushing and flossing twice a day will help your permanent crown fit comfortably in place. You shouldn’t be afraid to floss around the temporary crown. If you’re having problems working the strand of floss in place, you might want to try a wax coated variety.
If for some reason, your temporary crown becomes loose, is damage or falls out, you should call [practice_name] immediately at [phone] to schedule an appointment.