Before you receive your permanent crown, bridge, or veneer, you will first receive a temporary restoration. This is not as sturdy as the permanent version, so take care when cleaning or eating. Please avoid any hard food such as ice or almonds. You should brush the area gently and avoid pulling up on the tooth when flossing because it could become dislodged. Avoid sticky or chewy foods like caramel and taffy until you receive the permanent restoration. You may experience some sensitivity and irritation after your procedure. This is normal and will subside after the soft tissue heals. Rinsing with warm salt water will help keep the area clean, and Motrin 200mg (2 pills every 4-6 hours) or Aleve (Naproxen Sodium) 225mg (2 pills every 8- 12 hours) will help you with any discomfort or pain. When the permanent crown, bridge, veneer is placed, it may feel a little awkward for a few days. Your mouth needs to adjust to the new tooth, and it should feel like one of your natural teeth in less than a week. If your bite feels abnormal in any way after a week, please give us a call.