How can I get natural gum tissue over a dental bridge that was placed due to missing tooth and bone loss? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
It would be difficult to get gum to grow over the synthetic material that comprises the bridge. You would have to consider adding new or natural gum tissue in conjunction with a new bridge that would have new contours to accommodate the augmentation resulting from any gum reconstruction procedures.
Gum Grafting Is a Good Option
Missing tossue above a dentl bridge
soft tissue / hard tissue ridge augmentation , and then pontic site preperation
with these procedures the area if concern will be " plumped up " with Tissue and bone. Then the shape of the new crown will be carved out in the gum. So the new crown will have an illusion of growing out of the gum.
for best results the bridge will need to be removed. The area of concern treated. Then a new bridge will need to made with a tooth that is shorter than the one that is bothering you in the existing bridge.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.