Problems with crown portion of implant


(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I have Problems with crown portion of implant:
The second molar at the back and on the bottom of my mouth was replaced with an implant. The crown was attached last year and fell out about 1 year later.

I went to my dentist immediately and she reattached it but it fell out again after 6 weeks. I had it reattached again but it fell after 2 1/2 weeks, a couple of days ago. The crown has a metal column that goes over the implanted post. The column has a sharp ridge that digs into my gum and causes pain. I have not done anything about the crown this time because I don't know what to do or who to go to. Is there any reason I should get it reattached immediately?

No one told me that I would be in pain for the rest of my life with an implant. The old tooth had had a few root canals and the crown had cracked and fallen out. My dentist said that there wasn't much tooth left and if she replaced the crown, it would probably last only a year. It's at the back of my mouth and I haven't been able to chew much with it for decades so I was willing to leave the space empty but my dentist said that the other teeth would shift around over time and cause other problems. Is this true?

Is the crown defective? Should I insist that they replace it? I don't have dental insurance and paid for it myself but I feel as if I am being bilked. Should I consider it to be water under the bridge and go find a new dentist? My dentist says that she used a temporary adhesive but threatened to use a permanent one if the crown came out again but I don't want that if I am going to be in pain again.

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Crown comes off
by: Anonymous

It is possible that during the time the crown was not in place the gingival tissue grew over the top portion of the implant (platform) and now when you reattach the crown it is pinching that tissue.
It is true that if you leave an empty space the remaining teeth may shift around. If you consider the tremendous forces your teeth endure through chewing, you can imagine that they may move around over time.

Based on your description, it sounds like the crown comes off and leaves the abutment behind. The abutment will look like a silver metal post, probably trimmed down. It will be attached in place by a screw through the center that connects to the implant. Is that the situation? If so, then it is likely the cement. If your crown is meant to be permanent, then you should use permanent cement.

It’s not a threat, it’s proper procedure.

Crown on implant abutment came off three times
by: Anonymous

Don't know what to do (I'm disgusted), the dentist said he doesn't use permanent glue in case he has to adjust something on the implant Please help.
Any advice would be appreciated Thanks

I'm having the same problem... NEW
by: Anonymous

but my tooth is the lateral incisor so its very obvious when it falls out! mine first fell off 3 days after it was attached and im really annoyed because if i knew it would fall off just as often as crowns i wouldnt have gone through the agony of surgery!

Crown Keeps Coming Off of Implant NEW
by: Anonymous

I am having the same problem with the crown that is attached to my implant on the bottom molar. The dentist told me that he didn't like the way the screw was "torquing" as it went into the metal implant, so he decided to use semi-permanent glue on the crown (if there is such a thing) and it has popped off twice now!

I'm wondering if I should insist on all new hardware that goes into the implant.

I have an implant on the right side that was done at the same time and it has been fine. I did notice that the dentist had no problem screwing anything into the metal implant with that one.

Crown Broke After a Week NEW
by: Anonymous

Both the temporary crown, and the permanent crown have broken on a back molar implant. I noticed a couple days after getting the permanent crown a loud cracking sound, followed several weeks later with another loud cracking sound. Then, a few days later, the crown broke in a vertical line--however still in place, but definitely chipped badly. Have an appt. with doctor, but wonder if he is going to replace, or going to tell me it is my fault as he is certain I am grinding my teeth at night. Even if I am, I never had this happen with crowns before, and also am wondering why he didn't put a gold crown on since the crown on bottom is gold. Beginning to think crowns on implants aren't as strong. Especially when in back of the mouth. Any comments?

Teeth shifting NEW
by: Anonymous

the teeth shifting as an adult is highly unlikely. I left two spaces on my back right hand bottom they have been left open for 5yrs now and my front teeth are just as crowded as ever. So I think as an adult they are pretty set in their ways. I would remove the troubled tooth and be done with it. My issues are my front two teeth, it's creaking and I'm worried they will fall out and if they do it's my FRONT TWO teeth. Grrrr

Same here! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had multiple problems with my implant crown too. this is my second crown in a year and the first one had to be blasted off. the crown doesnt fit there is a gap between my teeth food gets stuck between and under the crown all the time. I dont want to go through all this again for nothing. I am considering just haveing the crown taken off and the healing cap put back on.

Same here! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had multiple problems with my implant crown too. this is my second crown in a year and the first one had to be blasted off. the crown doesnt fit there is a gap between my teeth food gets stuck between and under the crown all the time. I dont want to go through all this again for nothing. I am considering just haveing the crown taken off and the healing cap put back on.

Same here! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had multiple problems with my implant crown too. this is my second crown in a year and the first one had to be blasted off. the crown doesnt fit there is a gap between my teeth food gets stuck between and under the crown all the time. I dont want to go through all this again for nothing. I am considering just haveing the crown taken off and the healing cap put back on.

lower part NEW
by: shawn

I have undergone a crown implantation on my lower molar part. And the pain was so agonizing after the surgery. But I think if you get a better doctor you will not feel any discomfort. So if you are planning for an implantation first find a good doctor.Electronic Medical Records

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