Different glues that can be used

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Susan Beuerlein
(Warner Robins, GA)

I had 3 teeth (all molars on the bottom right side of my mouth. A dental surgeon did the initial work, and my normal dentist did the crowns.

Twelve times one or more of the implant crowns have come lose, some during the night, some during eating, and I detected a little hostility when I came back with lost crowns–one while eating and another during a dental procedure where my dentist was gluing one on and decided to take the neighbor tooth and re-glue that one too. I was laying completely horizontal when he dropped the implant and I tried to vomit and get it to come up. No luck. One happened when I was eating…and, the others I swallowed during he night when I was asleep. (Only 2 crowns were lost) Total lost was 4 crowns. The cost of replacement is getting really difficult.

Are there different glues that can be used? Are there any I could suggest when I go to have the crowns replaced? It has taken me 6 months to save for this and August is going to be here soon. Personally, I don’t think I should have to pay for these crowns. I only eat soft food…not even hard meat such as steak, pork chops, etc. By the time I realize that the tooth is lose, it is gone.

I recently had 2 surgeries for small intestinal blockages. (Scar tissue) And the crowns have taken up residence in my small intestine. My Internist took an x-ray of my abdomen just to check and see how I was doing, and both of us were surprised to see the crowns there.

If you have some advice to offer me, I would very much appreciate it. I do not have insurance, and I am on a small pension and Medicare. I’ve spent almost $8K on my mouth this past 2 years. And I though that implants were forever. :(

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Susan Beuerlein

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  1. sandydig says:

    Different glues that can be used
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    Susan,

    Some dentists use a provisional type of cement to adhere crowns to abutments so that they can be removed to access the abutment and screw. It sounds like you need a more permanent type of cement used. The crowns should not be coming off that easily or frequently.

    Your dentist may also want to make sure the abutment and crown are fitting together properly and that there is enough height on the abutment to cement the crown to. If the abutment is too short the crown may have a hard time staying put.

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