How Should Implant Crown Feel?

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Matt
(St. Louis)

I had my permanent implant crown placed five days ago. This is my first implant, so I have had no prior experience. I adjusted very well to the implant with the healing cap in my mouth (tooth 14), and it felt very normal. Once the permanent crown was placed, the feeling is one of slight tightness and pressure, and some gum pain. It is not as comfortable as the healing cap was.

Question: Does it take some time to get used to a permanent crown on an implant, and will it eventually feel as normal as the other side of my mouth? Or will there always be a difference that one must just accept?

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  1. sandydig says:

    Should feel like a normal tooth
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    Matt,

    Ideally an implant crown will feel just like any other tooth in your mouth with the exception that it will obviously have no nerve or feeling to it.

    The implant may take a few weeks to get used to but if the tightness and pressure sensations that you are having do not go away it may mean that the implant crown is placed to tightly on the abutment and is pinching your gum tissue in a way.

    If this does not subside in the next week or so I would definitely call your general dentist who placed the crown and have him look at it. He may need to also verify that there isn’t any extra cement between the crown and your gums that could be putting pressure on the tissues. This will need to be removed and cleaned up to avoid inflammation of the gums and possible infection.

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