Dental Veneers and Receding Gums

If you have receding gums, you may be wondering if dental veneers are a possible way of addressing this issue. While it may be possible to receive veneers with receding gums, it is almost always advisable to first take of the receding gums before getting the veneers placed.

As we age, it is natural to experience some level of gum recession. Extreme gum recession, though, may be a sign of gum disease. If you are only experiencing gingivitis, then this stage of gum disease is highly treatable and reversible. You may restore better health to your gums through more frequent dental cleanings and better oral hygiene. In some cases, a scaling and root planing procedure may be required. Once your gums are cleared up, then you will be a better candidate for veneers. If you are experiencing periodontitis, you will likely need to take more drastic measures to return your gums to a point where getting veneers will be possible. Replacing the soft tissue that you have lost through a gum graft surgery can be a good option that may better set you up for veneers.

If you already have veneers and your gums are receding, it is possible that the borders of the veneers may be starting to show. You may also benefit from a gum graft surgery in this scenario, but our Los Angeles dental veneers doctor may recommend replacing your veneers for the best results.

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