| | Temporary Crown Problem
As I had a crack in a molar, my dentist did the prepatory work for a crown and made a mold for a permanent crown and then put a temporary cap on the tooth. I was to return in 4 weeks for the permanent crown. Three days before that appointment, the temporary cap came off and the cap had a hole in the top of it. I called the dentist's office and they said to just wait until the regular appointment, that it wasn't an emergency. When I went for the permanent crown, the dentist said that he would have to start the crown process all over again because my tooth had moved. He said that this tooth movement without a cap would normally take 2-3 months but that in about 1-2% of his patients, the tooth moves very quickly, in a few days. He called it the "Christianson phenomenon". I may not be spelling it right, but no one I've talked with has heard of this and I can't find anything on the interent about it.
Does anyone know anything about this or did the dentist make it up?