How do I explain this to my dentist (implants/permanent bridge)

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Dentistry' started by Kristen Treude, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Kristen Treude

    Kristen Treude

    Mar 9, 2018
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    I had seven of my top teeth pulled out and have been wearing a flipper with the fake teeth waiting for a permanent bridge after getting four frontal implants.

    Since the retainer sat on top of my gums, the fake teeth supported my upper lip. I am trying in my permanent bridge for the weekend with temporary cement. To me, it feels like the teeth are pushing the center of my lips forward, but also causing the sides of my mouth to droop down. I’m not sure if the teeth are too far out in the middle or if I need more support on the sides.

    What should I tell my dentist when I go back on Monday?

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  2. Kristen Treude


    Mar 11, 2018
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    Hello Kristen,
    I think that if your dentist can fix your bite (when you close your mouth and teeth come together) you can also solve your lips problems. Do not forget that teeth extraction is a trauma for the gingival tissue. Your gums may be irregular and puffy due to the removal procedure. You can explane the situation exactly as you did here,
    Wish you good luck :)
    helping-wife, Mar 11, 2018
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