Even though dental crowns have extremely high success rates, they can still loosen over time.If your dental crown becomes loose, you will likely experience pain along with some sensitivity to hot and cold foods/beverages. Additionally, when your loose crown is exposed to air while chewing food, it can cause extreme discomfort. Many patients become anxious when they feel a loose crown in their mouths.Dr. Moradzadeh of Crystal Dental Center is a highly experienced Los Angeles dentist that will heal your smile with confidence.
Causes Loose Crowns
- Micro-leakages: Micro-leakage is caused when the luting cement used to adhere to the crown to the tooth structure is washed off. This creates a hollow cement space resulting in a loosened crown.
- Tooth Decay: Restored teeth are more susceptible to plaque accumulation if not kept clean. Over time, this can lead to tooth decay under the crown, altering the tooth structure.
- Bruxism: Bruxism or grinding of the teeth can loosen a crown due to the immense pressure placed on the teeth.
- Diet: Sticky foods such as gummies or taffy may pull out a dental crown.
- Trauma: Any type of sudden pull while brushing or flossing and trauma due to fall or a severe blow can lead to the loosening of the crown.
- Dentist or Lab Error: Technical errors in laboratory processing of crowns can result in altered dimensions or distorted crowns. Additionally, an incomplete setting of the cement while fixing the crown causes crown distortion. Cement contamination with oral fluids also creates a weaker bond between the crown and the tooth.
Ill-fitting crowns can lead to long-term health issues, so it’s best to call your Los Angeles dentist at Crystal Dental Center right away if you think you’re experiencing a loose dental crown. Dr. Moradzadeh will customize a treatment plan to restore functionality and harmony within your mouth. For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact Crystal Dental at 213.748.8448 or visit www.CrystalDentalCenters.com to learn more.