Gum line has receded

| March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

by J.J

I have recently had two dental implants in my upper front teeth. Two teeth were extracted that supported a three tooth bridge. The Oral Surgeon requested to remove the two teeth properly for implants.

Initially the gum line was fine after the two teeth were removed, but now the gum line has receded excessively above the implants and the posts appear to be showing!!

is this normal???


Category: Do I Need Implants?, General Problem

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  1. sandydig says:

    Gumline recession
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    The tissue surrounding the titanium implant post and crown will react in much the same way as the tissue surrounding the natural teeth. I am not sure yet if the crowns have been placed on the implant yet or if you are still in the beginning stages. The initial placement of the titanium post is subgingival (underneath the gums) and if your gums have receded to the point that these are exposed then I would be concerned that there is boneloss as well and you will need to see your oral surgeon to have the implant area checked. If you already have your crowns placed and at first you could not see any of the post and now you can I would say that this is common. Gum tissue recedes for a variety of reasons. If the crown contains metal and your tissue didn’t respond well to that metal the tissue could recede. Recession can be caused by clenching, grinding, brushing too hard, or plaque accumulation around the crown. Make sure you are very thorough with your home care and use only a soft bristle brush.

  2. sandydig says:

    Can see abutments
    by: Anonymous

    Crowns just put on can see the abutments is there anything that can be done?

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