What to do if your Implant Crown is Loose
Implant dentistry is growing in popularity since it allows people to have their missing teeth replaced with natural looking implants that can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, these implant crowns are not without their problems and can begin to come loose over the years. Those who are wondering what to do if your implant crown is loose should read through this information so they will be fully prepared.
Though around 95% of dental implant patients experience success with their implants, there are some issues that can arise. When an implant crown is loose, the patient needs to schedule an appointment with their dentist, preferably the one who placed their implant crown.
If the patient cannot be seen right away, it is imperative they eat a soft foods diet and protect the tooth from further damage by being careful when they chew. It is crucial patients do not attempt to fix their implant crown themselves since this could make the problem worse.
Dr. Norkiewicz will first evaluate the type of damage that has been done to the dental implant or implant crown. If the screw has become loose, Dr. Norkiewicz will most likely open the crown portion of the implant so he can see the screw and determine whether it needs to be replaced.
Dr. Norkiewicz can replace the screw and then the crown so the implant is no longer loose and will allow the patient to be able to chew and bite down normally. Once an implant tooth has been repaired, it should be much stronger and less likely to become damaged.
To prevent an implant crown from becoming loose, restorative dentists, like Dr. Norkiewicz, recommend their patients wear specialized mouth guards while they sleep. Immense pressure can be placed on the teeth as a person sleeps so it is important their implants are properly guarded to protect against loosening and other forms of damage.
Contact Rockville Dental Arts
If you’re in the Rockville area and would like to get more information about dental implant crowns, or you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Norkiewicz or Dr. Avila-Gnau, then contact Rockville Dental Arts today at 301-424-2030 or fill out our contact form. We are more than happy to help you.