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How Soon Can You Eat After a CEREC Crown?

If you’ve recently gotten a CEREC crown, you may be wondering how soon you can enjoy your favorite foods again. After all, it’s natural to want to get back to your regular eating habits as soon as possible. In this blog post, we’ll explore the timeline for eating after a CEREC crown placement, ensuring you have all the information you need.


CEREC crowns are a convenient and efficient option for restoring damaged teeth. Unlike traditional crowns that require multiple visits, CEREC crowns can be designed, milled, and placed in a single dental appointment. This means that you won’t have to wait for weeks wearing a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being fabricated in a dental lab.

After your CEREC crown is placed, you may experience some numbness or tenderness in the surrounding area due to the local anesthesia. It’s important to wait until the numbness subsides before attempting to eat anything. This usually takes a few hours, but the exact time can vary from person to person. Your dentist will provide specific instructions regarding the timing.

Once the numbness has worn off, you can start eating soft foods. These include items like mashed potatoes, yogurt, smoothies, and soups. Avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the crown was placed, as it’s important to give the crown time to fully set and bond with the tooth structure. Stick to a soft-food diet for the first 24 to 48 hours.

After the initial 24 to 48 hours, you can gradually reintroduce firmer foods into your diet. However, it’s still important to exercise caution and avoid biting into hard or sticky foods that may put excessive pressure on the crown. Instead, opt for foods that are easy to chew and won’t risk damaging your newly placed crown.

It’s worth noting that the exact timeline for returning to your regular eating habits may vary depending on individual factors, such as the type of CEREC crown and the specific instructions provided by your dentist. It’s essential to follow your dentist’s guidance and recommendations to ensure a successful and long-lasting outcome.

If you’re looking for a dental practice in Florida that offers CEREC crowns and personalized care, look no further than Baylee Dental. Our experienced team of dentists in Florida is committed to providing exceptional dental services using advanced technology and techniques. We understand the importance of convenience and efficiency, which is why we offer same-day CEREC crowns to our patients.

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