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.
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  1. Jake says:

    I just had a bridge put in last month, but it has yet to feel right, food keeps getting stuck between my gums and bridge, there is a slight gap,and on the inside you can see a gray/pink area where it looks like it should go up further. there was no fitting period, he put the bridge in and cemented it same day. i Feel it just is not fitted right, what do I do to fix this problem. can it be fixed?

  2. Kylie says:

    It’s advisable that you return to your dentist and express the concerns you have. Your dentist may be able to resolve this issue for you. It can take a little while to get used to a new bridge, but your dentist will be able to tell you if everything is normal

  3. Jarod says:

    I had a bridge down by my dentist (his son who is a dentist). The bridge did not fit so I went to see another dentist. I had to have the bridge removed and get a full top denture. I went back to my dentist to get the new denture, due to the cost. (he is doing for free). After paying for my teeth to be extracted my dentist placed my new denture. The denture makes me look 10 years older. My lip drops over my top teeth and the teeth on the denture lean back instead of foward. I have put over $8000.00 into my mouth in the last 3 years and this is what I have ended up with. I am so ashame of my smile. I dont know what to do next.

  4. Ronaldo says:

    Please go back to your dentist who made you the denture and explain the problems you are having. They will be able to advise you on the best solution

  5. neva says:

    i just got a new top denture after 2 years of having no teeth there is a small gap on both sides in the back along my jaw bone between my denture and jaw bone is this normal

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