Brunel Dental Practice

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Caring for Temporary Crown

Your dentist will likely install a temporary crown while you wait for a custom-made dental crown. Dental crowns take around two weeks to make, and in the meantime a temporary crown is used to help protect the tooth.

Key takeaways:

  • When possible, avoid chewing on the side of the mouth where the temporary crown is, as the cement used is not as durable.
  • Try to avoid sticky or hard foods like candy, gum, nuts and crunchy bread, which risk dislodging your temporary crown.
  • Continue to gently brush your teeth, preferably using a manual toothbrush rather than an electric toothbrush as it can be gentler.

“If you have any issues with your temporary dental crown, or if your crown becomes loose or even falls out, don’t wait to call your dentist, and don’t try to make it until your appointment for the placement of the permanent crown.”

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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