Veneers with receding gums?


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Hi!
Does anyone has experience with receding gum and veneers?
I’m considering veneers for my front teeth (broke half of them when I was a kid) but my dentist says it might look weird with my receding gum. The veneer will make my teeth look longer, but I am unsure if this will look disturbing.
Any dentists or experienced people that can tell me yes or no?

During the consult my dentist placed some fillings on the receding gum to show me how it will look. I completely forgot to ask him to take a photo while I was just normally smiling and therefore I still don’t know if it will look funny or not.

Attached photos of how my teeth look now, and how they will look with veneers.

My other option is to just keep the fillings and renew them once they discolour. I would love to find a different option for the fillings as they change colour quite quickly.
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Dr M

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Good day

Has the underlying cause of the receding gums been addressed? It does not help patching an area with veneers, only to have to replace it once a year, once the recession progresses. Veneers would indeed make your teeth appear slightly longer. But if this would be non-aesthetic is a matter of perspective. I would also maybe consider gingival augmentation procedures such as flap repositioning surgeries, which might cover up the defect, but only if the underlying course has been addressed.
 

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Thank you very much for your reply. This is a very good point. The last week I’ve been diving deeper into receding gum and realised that my gum is already very high up for my age, I’m only 31. I start feeling it too, so it’s indeed a good idea to first tackle this problem before looking into veneers.
Thanks a lot!
 

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