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Is there a longterm type veneer that works if gums recede?
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
7 doctors agree
In brief: No special one
Receding gums means the root of the tooth is exposed and the root is not covered with enamel.
Veneers bond best to enamel but can be bonded to dentin/root, but not as well. Talk with your dentist about the options.

In brief: No special one
Receding gums means the root of the tooth is exposed and the root is not covered with enamel.
Veneers bond best to enamel but can be bonded to dentin/root, but not as well. Talk with your dentist about the options.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not specifically. .
If the root surfaces are exposed due to recession, the bond is weaker. In that case full crowns may be best if something must be done.

In brief: Not specifically. .
If the root surfaces are exposed due to recession, the bond is weaker. In that case full crowns may be best if something must be done.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many can
The beauty of todays porcelain veneers is that when they are bonded to your tooth they are virtually invisible.
Over the years, almost everyone has at least minor changes to the gum line or a little bit of recession. When the veneers are designed well, and cemented masterfully, they can still look great even years after any gum recession.

In brief: Many can
The beauty of todays porcelain veneers is that when they are bonded to your tooth they are virtually invisible.
Over the years, almost everyone has at least minor changes to the gum line or a little bit of recession. When the veneers are designed well, and cemented masterfully, they can still look great even years after any gum recession.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Dr. Richards is absolutely correct.
Enamel (outermost layer) bonding is the strongest. Bonding to dentin (immediately below enamel) & cementum (layer over the root) is not as reliable. There are other possibilities that can be done to increase the success rate of your new smile such as gingival grafting & orthodontic intrusion, if suitable. Check with your dentist to discuss your concerns!

In brief: No
Dr. Richards is absolutely correct.
Enamel (outermost layer) bonding is the strongest. Bonding to dentin (immediately below enamel) & cementum (layer over the root) is not as reliable. There are other possibilities that can be done to increase the success rate of your new smile such as gingival grafting & orthodontic intrusion, if suitable. Check with your dentist to discuss your concerns!
Dr. Stanley Siu
Dr. Stanley Siu
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Yes, IPS Empress
Empress dental veneers are all-ceramic and are extremely durable, sharing similar material qualities to natural tooth enamel and good in cases of the receding gums.

In brief: Yes, IPS Empress
Empress dental veneers are all-ceramic and are extremely durable, sharing similar material qualities to natural tooth enamel and good in cases of the receding gums.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. George Hanna
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
veneers would work to cover the receding gums but the bond to enamel is strong.
Veneer would produce a nice smile and look.

In brief: Yes
veneers would work to cover the receding gums but the bond to enamel is strong.
Veneer would produce a nice smile and look.
Dr. George Hanna
Dr. George Hanna
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Maybe
There is no veneer that can be done that will not have the edges seen if your gums recede.
But there are some that are made to blend better at the top so it's less obvious. That's all in the hands of your dentist.

In brief: Maybe
There is no veneer that can be done that will not have the edges seen if your gums recede.
But there are some that are made to blend better at the top so it's less obvious. That's all in the hands of your dentist.
Dr. April Ziegele
Dr. April Ziegele
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