Gap between crown and gumline?
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Dental Implant and Crown Space
Thank you for your question regarding a gap in between the crown and gumline. Crowns for an implant should be precisely fitted and normally do not have gaps. The gap should be resolved so that you have as little food impaction as possible. Possibly, the crown needs to be remade and you should discuss this option to eliminate the gap with your dentist. Good luck!
Gap between #implant crown and gumline, what now? #DrSarahThompson
Sorry to hear that you're having this issue. It is not ideal to have a large gap here, but it is very, very common. Unfortunately, using a waterpik is something that you should continue to do, indefinitely. This is will highly prevent food from sitting there long-term and contributing to decay and ultimately implant failure. Good luck and I hope this info helps you. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO
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