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Hi I had two dental implants placed in my front jaw to hold a bridge of four front teeth. Unfortunately the implants for various reasons failed. I therefore had a bridge fitted to my canine teeth. I had the bridge remade and refitted around 6/7 years ago. The new fit wasn't great. For a while now I've had a bit of bulging on the gum line but it seems to be getting worse and the gum where the implant is is red. Do I need to see a dentist? What could it be?
 

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honestdoc

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I suspect it to be serious, possibly root fracture or infected canine. See the dentist ASAP.
 

MattKW

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A 6-unit bridge from canine to canine is very risky and I wouldn't do it. When they fail, you may lose the canines, which are one of the most strategic teeth in your head after 1st molars.
 
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MattKW

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There are always dentures. At least they won't ruin your canines. If you lose your canines, then you will end up with a very uncomfortable denture. Maybe seek out a prosthodontist about a review of possible implants, or a periodontist.
 

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