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Replacing a loose implant: I have a 20 year old implant.

The dentists say that the crown is moving slightly and want to attempt to replace it but it is not clear that they will be able to do it and that the implant itself is ok.

What is the risk of attempting to replace the crown? What if the implant needs to be removed? Will they be able to leave everything as is so that I can go somewhere else to replace the implant? ... Visitor from San Francisco

A loose crown on an implant should be treated as quickly as possible.

A loose crown can eventually CAUSE an implant failure, and possibly compromise the bone quality at the implant site which would further complicate treatment.

It doesn't make much sense that the crown cannot be replaced with relative ease. Get a consult with a Prosthodontist with 15+ years experience.

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