Veneers to help with gum issues?

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by GoHabsGo, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. GoHabsGo

    GoHabsGo Guest

    My daughter's dentist has recommended veneers. My daughter has had braces
    and some mild flurosis (sp?) in the past. She has had her teeth bleached
    also. My daughter's chief complaint is tender and bleeding gums.

    How are veneers supposed to help with gum issues? Can anyone explain this
    to me? I would think that better hygiene with flossing / water pik would
    be much more beneficial for her gums.


    GoHabsGo, Jun 5, 2008
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  2. GoHabsGo wrote:

    Beats me. The veneers are generally used to address the cosmetic
    issues. Make sure your daughter heard right--ask the dentist to explain.

    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Jun 5, 2008
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  3. GoHabsGo

    Newbie Guest

    On Thu, 5 Jun 2008 14:09:13 +0000 (UTC), GoHabsGo

    How about some basics ?

    What age is your daughter ?
    Newbie, Jun 7, 2008
  4. GoHabsGo

    GoHabsGo Guest

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    GoHabsGo, Jun 9, 2008
  5. GoHabsGo

    Dartos Guest

    Though it is impossible to diagnose anything over the internet
    with precision, that sounds like gingivitis. Veneers would not
    help this condition (and could even make it worse if the gingival
    margins of the veneers are not very smooth).

    Veneers would be to cover the fluorosis/decalcification and
    give a better appearance.


    PS: Mainly the brushing and flossing, water piks flush debri,
    but are not good at removing plaque.

    GoHabsGo wrote:
    Dartos, Jun 9, 2008
  6. veneers help gums? probably not related. having any dental work
    (crowns/bridges/veneers) can cause more gum problems if the edges
    of the restoration are bad.

    better hygiene, using a Rota-dent toothbrush and flossing are
    going to be the best ways to go.

    Dr. Marvin
    DrMarvin/Natural Dentist, Jun 10, 2008
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