Gum disease is a difficult condition to manage – and when gums begin to recede, pulling away from the tooth and exposing roots, it can negatively impact how you feel about your smile.
Gingival veneers can be a quick, simple and effective escape for patients wishing to avoid lengthy gum grafting procedures. Gingival veneers are comfortable prostheses covering and concealing exposed tooth roots and black triangles, similar to conventional veneers.
*Our prices for gingival veneers begin from £650, or composite veneers from £275 per tooth if possible.
Remember that porcelain veneers improve the look of teeth, and gum veneers improve the look of receding gums.
Gingival veneers might be recommended in cases where patients are beginning to notice a difference in their gum margins (gum recession). Usually, the first indication is long teeth or black triangular pockets as the gums have pulled away from the teeth.
Gum recession, a common consequence of gum disease, cannot be reversed. However, gum disease can be treated, managed and slowed with regular periodontal treatment and hygienist sessions.
Therefore, if you’re considering gingival veneers, it should also be in combination with gum disease treatments, as if you have poor dental health, you likely won’t be a good candidate for this procedure.
If, after a free cosmetic consultation, we decide that the right option for treating receding gum is with gum veneers, we’ll provide you with specific instructions on caring for these types of veneers.
For example, you’ll need to clean your veneer after eating or at least once a day – if it’s a removable option, this will be made easier.
Maintaining your gum veneers will involve booking regular dental check-ups, and getting regular gum cleans will be essential, especially for keeping the effects of gum disease at bay.
When gums begin to pull away from teeth, the exposed tooth can look longer and narrower with visible gaps.
In this case, composite veneers can be used to close the gap and rebuild the tooth’s size and shape.
Composite veneers are no-prep and immediately loaded, so you’ll have a brand-new smile in just one appointment. Explore composite veneers instead.