There is a gap between my implant bridge and gums, and food is getting stuck there. Is this normal?
Q. Hello. I have just had dental implants fitted and also a bridge (two implants with three crowns). there is a gap between my gum and the teeth (where my bridge is)which looks quite odd and food is already getting stuck there. Is this normal? I did question the dentist who said that is fine. I had implants put in to disguise the gaps – although I will be able to eat better I am concerned about the appearance because of the gap between the teeth and the gum. Is this normal? Many thanks,
A. It can take a week or so for the gum to settle back dowm, the gum can be held back when the temporary is in place. If you get no improvement your dentist should be able to remove the bridge and add some porcelain onto it.
Dr Kailesh Solanki
Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
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