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Question:
Upper gum restoration: I am a 50 year old female and have had all my upper teeth removed and replaced with 9 dental implants.

I have lost a large amount of gum tissue so my restoration involves fake gum attached to the permanent teeth. Is it feasible for me to consider doing major gum restoration at this point or I have lost way too much bone/gum tissue to do this?

Neither my oral surgeon nor my restorative dentist have even broached this subject. ...Visitor from NY

Answer:
Gum tissue can't be "grafted onto" man made restorations very well, in the sense that natural gingival arches could be created frame the tops of each individual crown or porcelain tooth.

A more common issue is that gum tissue will sometimes recede or move away from man made restorations.

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