Gum Disease Has Changed My Smile. What Can Be Done?

Q.
Hi, I have had gum disease and one of my front teeth has grown down long due to loss of bone in the gums. Some of my other teeth in the back of my gums have become loose and I have also lost a few. So what would my options be? I am becoming sad and don’t like to smile any more. My teeth use to bleed when I brushed them – they don’t any more and have not done for over a year now. I don’t like going to the dentist and I feel nervous, but my smile is so out of place. Kind regards. 
A.
Thank you for your question. It’s difficult to say without seeing you but if the gum disease has stabilised then cosmetic treatment to make them look better, such as bonding or veneers, would be good. If the disease is progressive then extraction and implants might be better before all the bone is lost. Regards, Andrew. 
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