I want veneers or crowns but I have receding gums, what can I do?

Q.
i would be grateful if you could offer me some advise regarding my teeth and gums as my dentist doesnt seem to be interested in helping…
i have receding gums on my top and bottom teeth and they seem to be getting worse. i have took the advise and now brush with an electric tooth brush or a soft brush but the receding is getting worse. im 29yrs old and along with this problem my teeth seem to be wearing down, they have become see through in places and have generally become weaker and thinner. my dentist filled the receding areas on my bottom teeth with some filling but it now stands out from the colour of my teeth and people are starting to notice. in the past i had my teeth whitened but the whitener seeped into my receding teeth and has left white areas in the teeth itself which is very noticable.. whilst the teeth are wearing down gaps are becoming bigger. all these problems are getting me down and they are getting worse.
would i be able to have caps or veneers etc on top of my own teeth to cover the problems and can they be made to look perfect? can you have caps/veneers when you have receding gums??? i want a natural smile and dont want to worry about my teeth becoming worse…
A.
If the problem of the receding gums is not solved you may have problems with veneers at a later date. It might mean visiting a gum specialist first (periodontist). Once the gums are sorted out then veneers may be the best solution to the asethetic problem
dr andrew moore

Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
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  1. Lois says:

    can I have veneers done when I have receding gums?

  2. Jackie says:

    Yes although you may be left with residual gaps at the necks of your teeth

  3. Victoria says:

    Can you tell by looking at someone if they have a lava or a porcelain crown

  4. Trevor says:

    Not really a good crown looks like your natural tooth regardless of the type. Crowns without metal generally look more natural and cosmetic.

  5. joe hart says:

    Hi dr plese can you help me to know every things about the spring cantilever bridge please university of manchester dental student

  6. William says:

    How much would a cantilever bridge cost? One of my from teeth is broken andcrowned with a cantilever filling the space adjacent to it where there isno tooth at all. Two units. How much please?

  7. Daryl says:

    Hi, I am considering a full teeth makeover and need about 8 upper jaw teethto have veneers on + 2 bridges if possible also 10 lower jaw teeth to be covered in veneers or crowns. Is there any way t know approximate estiamte please? Many thanks, Regards

  8. Jaylin says:

    Please can you help I would like to know more about implant I have veneersat the moment that are showing there age, one fell off this week and I havenow lost confidence in them, please can you give me an ideal of cost to have it done and maybe a consultation etc and how long would it take etc? Thank you

  9. Dante says:

    hello I am interested in having my teeth done I suffer with reciding gums and would like my teeth to look as good as they can maybe have veneers fitted please

  10. Mauricio says:

    i am really interested in having veneers done. i have really crooked teethand browsing the net i saw u able to do this in a day. i am desperate to dothis. i cant remember the last time i smiled. people alwasy think am angry. please help!

  11. Morgan says:

    I am 22 years old and i am suffering from a gum disease that i inherited when i was 14 from my dad as a result my teethare in a bad state, i was just enquiring to see if there would be anythingyou could do to help as all my past efforts have failed leaving me very lowin confidence as i just wish it could be sorted please let me know thanks.

  12. Darion says:

    Hi, I have badly receeding gums above my two eye teeth. Can you provide ane-mail address and i’ll forward some pics. If you think you can do something i’ll make an appointment to get them fixed up. Thanks

  13. Laney says:

    I am a 52 yr old lady who suffers with very sensitive and painful teeth they are loose due to gum disease. I have wide gaps in my mouth where teeth have been extracted. I have always maintained excellent dental hygene and visit my dentist twice a year. would cosmetic dentistry be my only option as this is very expensive. I just want to smile again.

  14. Nelson says:

    Could you please tell me what you charge for gum lifting per tooth, also, Ihave been told that veneers are usually needed after a gum lift to cover exposed roots, is this true? Many thanks

  15. Coby says:

    hello I hope you can help me I have terrible problemswith old implants (20 years) and my gums are receding badly. I am at a lossto know what to do and now I have a lump on my gums. To be honest I am very scared but do not know what to do, I need help, but very scared. – Ijust need some advice/solutions. I know that I have perio problems as well.Do you think you can help me? Best regards

  16. Gary says:

    I have two questions; 1 – I have had a problem with receding gums on my two front lower teeth since I were about 8 (They’ve continued to recede despite regular cleaning and care) and it has now gotten to the point where I haven’t got any gum left – I’m convinced I can see my root – is there anything that can be done to improve look/security? 2 – I have a ‘gap’ caused by a slight miss alignment in the upper front teeth – can you recommend anything to fix this? Preferably something not costly as I am a student. Thanks!

  17. Isis says:

    1. You may need a graft to repar the recession along with extensive cleaning with a hygienist or gum specialist. 2. Bonding white filling might be a cheap simple solution to the gap?

  18. Dana says:

    i had my front tooth crown and the tooth started to decay from inside meaning my own teeth over which the crown was fixed. it wass painful hence the dentist drilled at the back of the crown and now the front half of the crown has come off… so embarrassed …dont know what to do… will i have to have my tooth removed or can i have another crown? If this is not poss wat would be optons with implants? plse help/advice

  19. Adrian says:

    Sorry, I can’t really answer this with out seeing you. Implants are usually always an option.

  20. Ayanna says:

    i have receding gums my teeth i keep clean and have regular check ups scale and polish, in past years my teeth have had extensive work as a child due to accident. Now i rely on DWP and my dentist will only scale and polish he say it cosmetic and does not come under NHS? it effecting me to smile i have a lovely whit even smile but 7 front teeth are showing my roots. What option is available to me please i am a young 47 and now starting to lack my bubbly confidence

  21. Tomas says:

    You might be a good candidate for surgery to cover the roots. Find a periodontist to see if they can help you. If not you could see my periodontist in Essex 08443 87 87 88

  22. Koby says:

    I have a couple of teeth on the top where the gums are receding and the root is showing. I have been told that the only solution is to change the way I clean my teeth and by using a soft bristled brush. I am already using an electric toothbrush so that the brush does the work and not me. What I would like to know is whether composite resin type fillings be used to cover the root or whether gum grafting is the only solution should the problem get worse?

  23. Brycen says:

    Covering roots with filling helps to reduce wear of the roots aesthetically gum grafting works well but oit depends on the underlying bone. Try to brush more gently and see how it progresses before starting surgical treatment.

  24. Anne says:

    I had chemotherapy and my consultant thinks it’s possible that’s caused a slight receding of the gums.This now shows the top of a previous bridge. I also have a crease down my front tooth, a small gap between my front two teeth. Is it possible to cover bridges with veneers, I have two, one either side of each front tooth in top set, or would I have to have my bridges replaced? I know my front top 8 teeth could look lovely with them if it were possible.
    any advice would be very much appreciated.

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