office: 561-220-0047

Loose CrownNothing is more uncomfortable and unnerving to an adult than a loose tooth. Certainly, you do not want to think about the process you are going to have to go through to get it fixed, but what about when you have already had that tooth taken care of by getting a crown or implant? At Ericsson Dental we get calls all the time from patients who have been to other dentists and now have a loose crown or loose implant. More often than not the situation is caused by the crown itself being placed incorrectly on the tooth, which has lead to the loose crown feeling uncomfortable. In some cases, loose crowns can stem from the implant being loose. (Not that we would ever say one of our patients has a screw loose!) Fortunately, if you have a loose crown Ericsson Dental is more than able to assist you. We are always open for our patients and want to make sure that you are taken care of completely. If you have a dental emergency in Boca Raton, contact us immediately!

Getting Your Loose Crown Fixed

So what is the process if you have a loose crown or loose dental implant in Boca Raton? First, you need to call an Emergency Dentist in Boca Raton like Ericsson Dental! Next, once we have you in the office, we need to make sure we know what is truly going on. In most cases, as we stated before the screw that anchors your implant are loose, and we will just need to tighten it up as well as evaluate what caused the event to happen so that we can prevent it in the future. In some cases, though the crown is broken, or cracked we will need to remove the loose crown and create a new one for you. Sometimes this will mean creating a whole new implant or just the tooth-colored covering.

What Causes a Loose Crown

  • The tooth underneath the crown has decayed. A lab made the crown to fit perfectly on the tooth. When the tooth changes shape due to decay, the crown can become loose.
  • The tooth was too small to put a crown on in the first place. Your natural tooth or post is too small for a crown to hold on to securely.
  • The cement was weak, or it became weak over time. It is possible your dentist mixed the cement improperly.
  • You ate too many sticky or chewy foods. You have a crown, but you love taffy, so now your crown is loose.
  • Using your teeth for things other than chewing has taken its toll. Using your teeth as tools to tear off clothes tags or open beer bottles can loosen a crown.
  • Something is making you grind your teeth at night. Stress can manifest itself in nighttime grinding. The stress of grinding your teeth night in and night out can leave you with a loose crown.
  • The crown broke. If your crown breaks it can start feeling loose right away. Don’t replace a broken crown on your own, because you may swallow one of the pieces.

What to Do if You Have a Loose Crown

Here’s what you need to do if you have a loose crown and can’t get to the dentist right away:

  1. Call your dentist and make an appointment for as soon as possible.
  2. Try and remove the crown with your fingers before you accidentally swallow it.
  3. Clean inside the crown with a toothbrush. Remove any debris and the dental cement.
  4. Get some dental adhesive. It’s the same thing people use for their dentures.
  5. Replace the crown over your tooth or post using the adhesive. If the crown does not sit easily, then remove it until you can see your dentist.
  6. Remember to avoid chewing with the crown, and avoid hard or sticky foods.

At Ericsson Dental we are proud to be Emergency Dentists in Boca Raton and happy to serve our community should you need us. If you have a loose crown or need assistance with anything else contact us today at 561-220-0047.

Over 100 Five Star Google Reviews

Dillon Pabisz
Dillon Pabisz
18:46 23 Dec 17
Ericsson Dental is hands down the best dentist office I’ve ever been to. I felt no pain whatsoever and this was truly an enjoyable experience from the amazing 4K TVs to the incredible service. Dr. Ericsson went out of his way to fix my teeth at the most favorable price on the market. It is a family owned enterprise and it truly feels like you are part of the family when you walk into this practice. People travel across the country to see him and I see why. If you have never been to Ericsson Dental I highly recommend that you start now, I promise you will be more than happy with what you are going to get.
cheryl Erickson
cheryl Erickson
17:25 14 Feb 18
I recently was referred to Dr. Ericsson by my former Dentist. I had quite a few problems going on with my teeth and for years I didn't even want to smile anymore or have my picture taken .Dr. Ericsson took a few x-rays and in length explained what he recommended. Long story short, I agreed to a full mouth restoration! ( Especially after looking at his before and after photo album) Dr. Ericsson did an outstanding job! I constantly get compliments from my friends, strangers, and even my other Doctors. During the procedure Dr. Erickson and his wonderful staff were always so passionate and professional. Dr. Ericsson also worked out a payment plan with me over a time that was budget friendly for me. I Highly recommend Dr. Ericsson to everyone now ! Not only has this boosted my confidence and self esteem again, but its changed my life! Thank you Dr. Ericsson!!
George Khouri
George Khouri
16:30 02 Mar 18
Dr Ericsson is an amazing dentist. I read his outstanding reviews and decided to use him for replacement of a bridge. Not only did he do an excellent job but his price was extremely reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone.
Sharon Decker
Sharon Decker
20:04 12 Feb 18
The most gentle and thorough cleaning I’ve ever experienced. I have always required local numbing and gas for teeth cleaning at other dental offices. Not anymore! Great experience, from scheduling to services and billing, these guys are the best! Flexibility of appointments, skill level of staff, and professionalism & friendliness of entire office was refreshing and impressive.
Tom Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald
17:04 27 Dec 17
The best Dentist ever. Broke a front tooth on Christmas Eve. Called Dr Mark at 8:30 at night. He answered the phone and told me to be in his office the next morning on Christmas Day! Who does that. Dr Mark does. He had a temp. front tooth in place in three hours. There is no one better Dentist out there.
See All Reviews

We're always available for customers with dental problems.

You can easily reach us via link below: