Is it normal for a crown to move when you bite down?

I recently (4 mos) had a crown done on a tooth (#7 first tooth to MY right of my front teeth). I recently noticed that I can "feel" the crown--I don't know how to describe it but I can just tell its there. When I push my tongue against it, it feels like its moving. When I put my finger on it and bite down, I clearly feel the tooth underneath it (which goes behind it, top overbites bottom) cause the crown to push out a bit and lift. If I try to wiggle the tooth I feel nothing. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 5

Bite issue with crown #DrSoftTouch

It's possible that you are hitting on that tooth too hard. This usually requires a simple adjustment of the crown or the tooth below it. I would recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible to have your bite checked. I hope this helps.  Click "save" under my name, if you'd like to ask me more questions in the future.  

Saint Louis Dentist
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Crown moving while biting down


This is absolutely not normal.  Please go back to your dentist to check the bite on the tooth.  It can simply be fixed with a quick bite adjustment if the crown itself is not loose.  

If you continue to bite on this tooth you might crack the tooth with the crown.  


Dr. Maddahi

Kourosh Maddahi, DDS
Beverly Hills Dentist
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Crown Issue

It is possible that you are hitting the tooth too much and causing slight trauma to the tooth. I suggest going to see your dentist to have him or her check on your bite.

Kathy Zahedi, DDS
Santa Monica Dentist

Bite Issue With Your Crown

What you're feeling is that the crown is striking the lower tooth that is beneath it too hard. When that happens, it causes the tooth to move out of the way of the bite so that it now feels as though it's moving. It usually requires an adjustment of the crown or the tooth below slightly. See your dentist to have it checked out. 

Tooth moving

The movement you are describing is not within the normal range of movement. I suggest scheduling an appointment for you dentist to evaluate the situation. 

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