Bone Graft Has Changed My Smile

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    BOYD213
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    Hello, I recently had a bone graft procedure performed so that I could receive 2 infants that would hold 3 crowns for my for my front upper 3 teeth. The two front front teeth has been gone for about 15 years the third two going to the right was recently pulled. I got several estimates and only one Dentist Told me I needed a bonegraft. I only went worth this dentist because they were the original dentist that pulled my front two teeth and I really liked the flipper I was given for temporary use. Long story short the dentist gave me a bone graft. The bone graft has changed my smile for the worst. It looks as though my upper lip is overly exaggerated. I no longer like my smile. What should I do? I have not had the implants placed as of yet. I’m only at stage one of this procedure. Its been almost 3weeks to a month sine the bone graft. My upper lip is very tight when I smile I feel like I got a lip lift and I didn’t ask for one. Im a african american with already full lips, it is as though they stick out much further and the lip is much tighter to the gums.. if that makes sine.Is this normal for the structure of ones face to change so drastically. What can or should be done before the implant is placed for the crown. The dentist did not tell me to expect this change to my smile. I look horrible.

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    BOYD213
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    Please excuse the type o’s. I’m using my mobile phone I can’t see my mistakes.. please help..

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    AskAli
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    Hello,

    Is there a chance the gum tissue covering up the bone graft is still a bit swollen from the surgery? It does take a while for the gums to heal. I’d ask your dentist why your smile has changed and if you can expect it to settle down at all. If healing is complete and you are still unhappy with your appearance, find out what can be done to correct it before you have your dental implants.

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