This week I’m sharing examples of excess bone growth in response to a pontic – subpontic osseous hyperplasia or subpontic hyperostosis. There have been some theories as to etiologies including a low grade inflammatory process causing the body to create more bone that can reach up to the pontic in some cases. A few reported cases show that if the pontic is removed the bone will slowly atrophy back to normal limits and in one case when a new pontic was placed the excess bone growth came back. I find it really interesting. 😀
Here are some examples (sorry for the small images).
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