14 doctors weighed in:

Is a dental crown supposed to wobble a little bit?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Takemoto
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

A dental crown is cemented into place with a water resistant cement or water proof cement and should not wobble or move.
Perhaps your whole tooth is moving. Get checked for periodontal disease, root canal problems, or hyperocclusion. (the crown if left higher than the rest can receive too much pressure and lateral forces causing mobility)

In brief: No

A dental crown is cemented into place with a water resistant cement or water proof cement and should not wobble or move.
Perhaps your whole tooth is moving. Get checked for periodontal disease, root canal problems, or hyperocclusion. (the crown if left higher than the rest can receive too much pressure and lateral forces causing mobility)
Dr. Paul Takemoto
Dr. Paul Takemoto
Thank
Dr. Craig Fisk
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No, its not

Any detectable movement usually means something is going on under your crown.
Many things could cause this, but i would definitely show this to your dentist because it could mean there is additional decay under the crown which could lead to more serious problems.

In brief: No, its not

Any detectable movement usually means something is going on under your crown.
Many things could cause this, but i would definitely show this to your dentist because it could mean there is additional decay under the crown which could lead to more serious problems.
Dr. Craig Fisk
Dr. Craig Fisk
Thank
Dr. Rafael Morales
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not at all

This is a sign that there's something wrong with that tooth.
Make sure you have it checked out by your dentists asap.

In brief: Not at all

This is a sign that there's something wrong with that tooth.
Make sure you have it checked out by your dentists asap.
Dr. Rafael Morales
Dr. Rafael Morales
Thank
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A crown and the tooth it is placed on should not "wobble".
The tooth should be stable and have minimal mobility.

In brief: No

A crown and the tooth it is placed on should not "wobble".
The tooth should be stable and have minimal mobility.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Thank
Dr. Cary Goldstein
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Any tooth that wobbles is not good.
It may only mean the crown is loose, or worse, the implant could be failing. Go see your dentist.

In brief: No

Any tooth that wobbles is not good.
It may only mean the crown is loose, or worse, the implant could be failing. Go see your dentist.
Dr. Cary Goldstein
Dr. Cary Goldstein
Thank
Dr. Ahmad Eslami
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dental crown

A dental crown should be solid and function just like a natural tooth.
If any concerns see your dentist for an evaluation and an answer.

In brief: Dental crown

A dental crown should be solid and function just like a natural tooth.
If any concerns see your dentist for an evaluation and an answer.
Dr. Ahmad Eslami
Dr. Ahmad Eslami
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors