3 weeks post op, gum has receded greatly. Will gum grow back around the implant once I get it almost a year from now? (photo)
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Gum recession after extraction
Thank you for providing the the photos with your question. What you are noticing is common after an extraction. Without a tooth to support, the bone shrinks and the gum follows. It was good that you had a bone graft place to help minimize this problem. I can see that the gums are uneven as well when comparing your two front teeth. An experienced periodontist can evaluate the architecture of your gums and offer options for possible grafting and shaping of your tissue before final restoration. Your temporary should be changed once the implant is placed to aid in shaping the tissue.
Unfortunately, once gums recede they will never grow back. However, you can have a gum graft done. The contour of the gums will look better in the future.
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