I had 6 porcelain veneers fitted to my teeth about 6 months ago, my gums are now very red and bleed if I apply any pressure while brushing. It seems to have gotten worse over time. I floss daily and use a soft brush, I've tried an electric toothbrush and mouth wash, but nothing works. I'm worried that I must have an allergy to the glue or the veneers and that it will never go away. I'm also depressed over the amount that my natural teeth were ground down before the veneers were fitted, I don't think the dentist informed me of what was involved and the fact that the procedure is permanent, I'll never have my natural teeth back. Please, any feedback would be great!
I have the same exact issues you described despite daily flossing and use of mouth wash. My general dentist (not the one who did the veneers) referred me to a periodontist as my gums have been inflamed ever since I got my veneers 5 months ago. Hopefully, I won't need any major work but I'm pretty sure that's wishful thinking. Will give an update once I know more.
I would also like to take this opportunity to warn people considering veneers of possible complications. The dentist who attached my veneers never warned me and I learned the hard way. I googled veneers prior to my decision and none of the web sites really warn you either.
I had the worst possible head aches for weeks because my bite was ill adjusted. I had to return several times to the dentist to adjust my bite and it is still not the way it was.
What's worse, the filing down of your natural teeth causes trauma to the inside of the tooth, which may require you to get a root canal after the procedure. One of my teeth was so badly infected after the procedure that even touching it with my tongue sent me through the roof. Infected teeth do not respond to local anestesia. Even eight shots of anestetic did not work. Imagine someone drilling a hole into a "hot" tooth then sticking an inch long metal file into your root canal moving it up and down. I'd rather give birth.
I now have a second tooth requiring a root canal, 5 months after the procedure. This time the veneer will have to be destroyed and the tooth crowned. I am looking at a $2,000 dental bill which is more than I paid for the veneer. My teeth were in perfect health before getting the veneers, I got them simply for aesthetic purposes. Please be aware that these types of complications are not uncommon and think twice! This process is irreversible.
I feel exactly the same way about veneers. For anyone who has healthy teeth, please do not get veneers. there are not enough websites and blogs that warn you about the complications and long term effects and these complications are not uncommon. I have to live with this guilt everyday. I am still trying to find solutions to my veneer problems. I have had 4 root canals since the procedure and currently trying to find a dentist to fix my bite problem.
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