I've had a loose crown (upper molar near the front) for many years and had an extraction next to it about 20 years ago. (I'm 40).
The crown came out about 6 years ago, and had a crown plus post in one unit when it came out- hardly any tooth left. I took it to the dentist who stuck it back in, and it got loose again, but not so much that it really bothered me, and I go to the dentist every six months.
He has always said he wouldn't interfere with it - it would come out naturally.
Its now very loose indeed, and driving me a bit bonkers as it simply won't come out. I've prepared myself for the fact that I will probably need an implant, but also been told there is not enough bone (probably) so I can get an implant beside where the original crown was going to be but would still have a gap albeit further back.
I'm getting married in 4 months and wanted to get it sorted for vanity reasons! I was told now by 2 dentists they don't want to deal with it.
I'm depressed about 2 things - one, I'm living with this shaky crown that simply won't budge (have tried to but don't want to hurt myself!). It wobbles about like mad but still seems really stuck.
Secondly - do I really need to live with some kind of gap forever? Its hurt my confidence for many years and finally would like to pay to sort that side of my mouth completely. It seems that because I had an extraction many years ago beside the crown my teeth have moved so there will always be some kind of gap.