My dental implant crown is moving slightly how can I fix it?
Q. I have recently completed a 5-month treatment for two teeth implants (front top teeth). My review last week indicated from the x-rays that the implants are fine and there is no infection. However, there was slight inflammation around the gums near the implant crowns. I am due for another review in a couple of weeks time. However, today I realised that one of the crowns is loose and moves forwards and backwards slightly. I am very worried. The only think I can tink of is that it maybe due to my new electronic toothbrush which i have been using the last couple of days, but it has a pressure sensor so I know I wasn’t pressing too hard. Inflammation seems to have also cleared up. I have made an emergency appointment, but in the mean time is their a reason for serious concern? Is this problem fixable? Should I avoid brushing the loose crown and not bite with them? Thank you.
A. The most likely cause is the screw that attaches your crown to your implant has loosened. This is simply a matter of retightening the screw