Can dental implants shift?
by Tom Lafleur
I had my dental implant done about 10 years ago on #8 tooth. I had caps put on my #9 and #7. My #7 crown broke and I had it replaced. There is no mesial gap on either side of my new crown #7 and it is made out of both metal and porcelain.
My question is: I've been having this very uncomfortable feeling (not pain) Almost like there is pressure or the metal in the crown is bothering me, or the crown is putting pressure on my #8 implant. I am getting a space between my #8 & #9 in the front.
Can dental implants shift? Is it possible that my implant could be turning from this? Or shifting? Should there be a gap left between my #7 crown and # 8 implant? I can't figure it out.
Thank you for any info on what may be happening. I have a new dentist that did the new #7 crown and I'm not sure if it is too big for the area or if I may be allergic to the metal.. Thank you, Perplexed