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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Loss of bone after removed front tooth
Is it possible to reconstruct areas of bone loss after the upper front teeth is removed? My teeth #8 under the crown was broken on the gum level and I am going to have a bridge on 7, 8, 9 teeth (all of them had crown already). I understand that there may be the excessive loss of bone after the extraction and as result gum shrinkage. My dentist told me that if I don’t do a bridge then he has to cut gum around #8 in order to put post and then a crown. In either way I am going to have long tooth as a replacement. Is it true?
Yes, it is true.
Julie A Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University