I Have A Gap Between My Implant And The Neighbouring Teeth. Will My Gum Grow To Fit The Gap?

Hi Dr Fahey. I had a single tooth implanted at the top of my mouth at the front. My gum didn’t fill the space on the sides and between the implant and neighbouring teeth.There is a little gap that I’m not happy with. My dentist said that it will grow naturally to fill the gap and gave me some gel to use on the area.

It’s been 3 weeks now and it’s still the same. Will the gum really grow to fill the gap? If not then what other options do I have? Thank you very much. 

Thank you for your question. It may do. I would give it 3 months rather than 3 weeks. If it doesn’t fill the gap by then, the shape of the crown can be altered, as can the shape of the adjacent tooth if it is not crowned to eliminate the black triangle. 
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