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Gum problems with veneers

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Posted by: bigbelly  (8 years ago)
Hello there!

After wearing braces for a few years, I decided to get veneers for my 4 top front teeth. A week after the temporary veneers were placed, I developed black line above my four top front teeth.

I asked the dentist about this and he said, I bruise easily and that the black line on my gums were related to trauma from handling the tissue. After a few days, the black line was gone but I noticed that my gums became red, irritated and have swelled a bit. They bleed easily especially when brushing. I never had this problem before.

Am I allergic to the bonding material? If so, what are my options? Please give me some advice on what to do. It is very uncomfortable to close my mouth. Thank you!
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Posted by: ghnane  (8 years ago)
Hello,

Redness and bleeding are cardinal signs of gingival inflammation. It may be that the veneers venture too deep into your gum tissue causing irritation.
For the inflammation getting a dental prophylaxis helps it heals and settle down. I would revisit your dentist or seek another opinion to determine whether the veneers were places adequately.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (8 years ago)
Hello there!

After wearing braces for a few years, I decided to get veneers for my 4 top front teeth. A week after the temporary veneers were placed, I developed black line above my four top front teeth.

I asked the dentist about this and he said, I bruise easily and that the black line on my gums were related to trauma from handling the tissue. After a few days, the black line was gone but I noticed that my gums became red, irritated and have swelled a bit. They bleed easily especially when brushing. I never had this problem before.

Am I allergic to the bonding material? If so, what are my options? Please give me some advice on what to do. It is very uncomfortable to close my mouth. Thank you!


Yep, this sounds more like your gum reacting to the veneer. It is highly likely that your veneers have been inserted a little too deep into the gums and thus inflaming it. This is expected and certainly hasn't got anything to do with you 'bruising easily' (whatever that means).

In any case, I hope your dentist makes sure the permanent veneers will resolve this. If it doesn't, you'd probably have to get your gums surgically shaped (gingivectomy) around the veneers, which ofcourse is a last resort. Good luck!
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Posted by: krichards  (4 years ago)
Hi, did your gums ever get better? I just had my veneers placed today and my gums are bleeding and sore like yours. A week after the temps were on, they started to bleed. My dentist says they were not able to breathe before and now that the veneers are on they will get better. I hope he is right because it looks terrible right now!!
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Posted by: dental101  (3 years ago)
Get a second opinion from another dentist, it worked for me. Dentists usually have different opinions regarding dental issue and its a nice move to get multiple opinions so that you will have many options to think about.
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