While it is important to place the temporary crown back on the tooth, having a temporary off will not cause damage to the tooth. Some teeth are extremely sensitive due to the exposure of the structure underneath the enamel. This sensitivity should subside shortly, but it is still important to call our office during business hours to have the temporary reseated.
The temporary is an important placeholder for the permanent crown and should not be left off for more than 48 hours. If you are unable to make it into our office, temporary dental cement can be purchased at most drug stores and is almost identical to what we use in the office.