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Can I Get Porcelain Veneers if I Have Gum Disease?

Can I Get Porcelain Veneers If I Have Gum Disease? | IrvinePorcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile and get rid of unsightly cracked or crooked teeth, but what if you already have advanced gum disease? The good news is you may still be eligible for restorative work such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns, but your gum disease must be treated first.

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry options can fix many tooth, bite and smile issues, but they need a strong foundation to work with. Advanced gum disease (or periodontitis) causes gum recession, bone deterioration and leads to tooth loss. Severe, untreated periodontitis can make you more susceptible to overall health issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Before you are eligible for porcelain veneers, you will need to have an effective plan to reverse the effects of gum disease.

Our dentist in Irvine offers several periodontal treatments including:

  • Scale and Root Plane
  • Gum Surgery
  • Bone Grafts

Once your gum disease is under control and your teeth, gums and jaw bone are in good health, you might be a great candidate for porcelain veneers. The periodontal care Dr. Huefner provides can turn your oral health around, but won’t fix the appearance of your teeth. That’s where veneers come into play.

Porcelain veneers can correct teeth which are:

  • Crooked
  • Worn
  • Uneven
  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Gapped
  • Stained
  • Misshapen

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, contact Dr. Huefner in Irvine at 949-495-6322 today to see if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Our dentist serves clients in Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Orange County and Newport Beach, California.

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