- Jul 9, 2022
Hi I was hoping for some advice on my new crown. Some background: last Wednesday I got a crown put on my dental implant (fake retained baby molar in the place of lower 2nd premolar). During the installation/adjusting process, the crown got stuck between its two neighbor teeth and could not be adjusted enough so floss could go between it and the next tooth, so I suspect it wasn't adjusted as much as needed. The dentist tried to pull it out for more adjustment but could not, even after giving me local anesthetic. On that day I was told to expect blanching for one day. I still had blanching on Friday and called the office and was told by the receptionist that was normal. The crown strongly shifted my other teeth (very painfully), so I can now floss again. However, starting yesterday (Saturday), sometimes when I swallow, or move my mouth or tongue in certain ways, the crown shifts or pops inwards with a scrapey pop that I can hear. It will also do this if I very gently touch it with my fingertip. Right now this crown is temporarily connected, not glued, and I will be going back to the dentist at the end of next week. My questions are is this normal, what is going on here, and what is your advice about this situation? Thank you.