Upper first bicuspid extracted, dr wants to do a bridge


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I am concerned about the appearance of this pontic after the area where the root of the extracted tooth has now "fallen". Will the gum grow back to surround the margins of the pontic? Do I need further surgery to correct this appearance?
 
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Feb 21, 2014
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Further surgery will not resolve this because higher bone level is needed to support the gum that surround the pontic. Unfortunately, this situation cannot be improved. A more natural route would be an implant with gum graft on the cheek side of the implant.
 

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