Can Dental Veneers Cause Gum Problems?

Dental veneers can help restore the aesthetic appeal and overall quality of your teeth. If you are concerned about having a yellowish color or gap in your teeth, then veneers are your best bet. However, is it safe for your gum, or does it increase your risk of suffering from gum diseases? Read this article.

Are You a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Before you get this type of dental treatment, Dr.Miski will first determine your suitability for this procedure. Generally, patients suffering from gum disease, infections are not advised to get veneers right away. It is important to treat these conditions first to make sure there are no complications after a while.


What Happens Next?

If you have healthy gums and teeth, or past dental issues have been treated, then it should be fine for you to undergo dental veneer placement. The most important thing, however, is for you to stay committed to proper oral hygiene after the procedure. This includes regular dental visits and a healthy lifestyle to ensure the longevity and quality of your veneers.

Current dental veneers are strong, and with good maintenance, these can last for 20 years. Thus, you need to follow your dentist’s advice when it comes to the right way of cleaning your veneers. Aside from scheduled visits to the dental clinic, you should perform routine brushing, gargling, and flossing after every meal. These all help prolong the integrity of your veneers while preventing gum issues.

Although the material used for the veneers does not decay, it is possible for the tooth structure underneath these to go through damages due to cavities. As a result, the veneers may not last too long. The gums may also end up receding if you do not follow proper gum care.

This is why you should practice good dental care to avoid compromising the appearance of your veneers while preventing receding gums or gum diseases. Frequent flossing and brushing, but without vigorously doing so, can spare you from periodontal disease and keep your veneers well-maintained for years.

Why Does Gum Bleed After Having Porcelain Veneers?

1-Porcelain veneers with bulky margins

Many general dentists lack the skill needed to properly place porcelain veneers. If space is left between veneer and the margin of your prepared tooth or the veneer is bulky and overcontoured, bacteria can leak in and cause irritation, inflammation, and bleeding and possibly decay. Excess cement or bonding material can also irritate your gums.

2-Poor Oral Home Care

Frequent flossing and brushing, are extremely important for the longevity of  porcelain veneers, but without vigorously doing so, can spare you from periodontal disease and keep your veneers well-maintained for years.


Dealing with Porcelain Veneers with Gum Issues?

There are a few ways this can be dealt with:

  • Vigorous home care: If you’re otherwise fine with your porcelain veneers and love the overall smile makeover, you may want to invest in a water pick and do a perfect oral home care with regular brushing and flossing and see if this will make a positive difference. It may just give you the extra kick you need to keep bacteria out from the ridge.
  • Have your Dentist check the margins: your dentist needs to check the integrity of veneers margins and decide after that if you need to change them or not.


If you have any concern about your existing veneers and if you plan to have a set of veneers, Contact us, and have a consultation  with Dr.Miski.