Can you get veneers if you have gum disease?

With gum disease is it possible to have veneers?

Getting your veneers can be an exciting dental treatment that may offer greatly comfort and confidence for the patient. Prior to receiving your veneers you’ll have a consultation with your dentist who will examine your teeth and gums to ensure that you are healthy enough to have the treatment.

Your dentist will often use an x-ray to search for any existing oral problems (such as gum disease) to avoid any complications and assess whether you’re suitable or unsuitable for veneers. Some reason why you might not be able to have veneers if you have gum disease include:

•    If you have any oral health problems such as gum disease, there could be difficulties with bondingA composite resin applied to a tooth to change its shape and/or color. Bonding also refers to how a filling, orthodontic appliance or some fixed partial dentures are attached to teeth. the veneers to the teeth, as there may be a higher probability of bleeding and swelling. 
•    Moreover, even taking the impressions of the teeth can cause significant damage to already irritated gums, and may also create an imperfect impression which could cause potential problems in the future with your veneers. 
•    Additionally, gum disease may harm the veneers themselves thus causing them to have a shorter lifespan or even negatively effecting the overall success of the procedure. 

Therefore, we would recommend that you take care of your dental hygiene before veneers and look to deal with the gum disease first. This can be actioned by visiting a hygienist for an initial assessment and treatment, followed by regularly flossing and brushing and ensuring that you have a healthy oral routine.

This treatment should help reduce the swelling and bleeding in your teeth and help make having your impressions and eventual treatment more successful, less painful and longer-lasting.

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