Can I get veneers with receding gums?

Can I Get Veneers With Receding Gums?

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Are you wearing veneers but worried about receding gums? This is a common concern for many people seeking cosmetic dentistry procedures. Veneers can transform your smile, but what if you have gum disease? If you have this disease, do you have the possibility of dental veneers? This is an important question that many people are concerned about.

In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about it.

Veneers in front of receding gums

A veneer is a shell, layer, or thin covering, usually the same color as the teeth, that is attached to the front surface of the teeth to hide problems and defects. They can cover imperfections like stains, chips, or cracks and give you a perfect smile. Currently, we have two famous types of veneer, the most well-known of which is laminate, and you have probably heard of it many times. After laminate, composite veneers are very, very common and one of the most affordable dental veneers.

Pre veneer treatment

  Factors to consider before getting gum veneers

Before starting the process and choosing the type of veneer, you should find out whether this method is suitable for the person or not.

In order to know that the veneer is suitable for you, we must first check the health of the gums and teeth. The point related to this discussion is that receding gums expose the sensitive surfaces of the tooth roots, and if you apply dental veneers without paying attention to it, you may be forced to remove the veneers after some time to treat the root of the teeth, and this It affects the success rate of dental veneer treatment.

Veneers are designed and adjusted in such a way that they can be accurately placed on the teeth. On the other hand, receding gums means that the gum line actually goes lower than the teeth, so it exposes more of the tooth surface, which may make you feel that your teeth are bigger. 

You will see that if your veneer and your gums recede, a visible line will be seen between the veneer and the tooth, and it will destroy the combination of the gum line with the veneer veneers. (an unforgivable flaw in dentistry)

Additionally, if gingival recession develops after the placement of veneers, it can lead to a visible gap between the veneer and the gum line. This gap can cause the accumulation of food particles, bacteria, and plaques, thereby increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Therefore, if veneering your teeth causes problems despite receding gums, it is better to use alternatives such as tooth bonding, gum grafting, or crowns that are suitable for the conditions of your gums at the discretion of your dentist. These substitutes can effectively address both aesthetic concerns and gingival resorption.

Investigating the compatibility of veneers with receding gums

Answer to the question of this article

The veneers are adjustable in terms of size, shape, and color, and the dentist tries to design them in such a way that there is no gap between the gum line and your teeth. Therefore, if your gums have receded, a professional dentist can use special methods to deal with receding gums and ensure that veneers look natural and are safe.

You should know that there are several options for treating receding gums. But before taking any action, it is better to first identify the reason for receding gums in order to choose the appropriate treatment. In the article “Why are my Gums Receding?” All the reasons for this complication are described in detail.

The following are the methods that the dentist can do to veneer the teeth despite receding gums so that they looks natural and flawless:


  1. Gum contouring:

Gum contouring is a cosmetic surgery procedure in dentistry aimed at improving the shape of the gum line, which is also known as gum reshaping or gum sculpting.

In this quick and less invasive method, the dentist tries to trim the gum line to the desired shape and height by changing the shape or removing the excess gum tissue and creating a more appropriate and beautiful appearance.


  1. Customization:

As briefly mentioned earlier, the dentist can match the size, shape, and color of the veneers with the patient’s teeth and gum line so that there are no seams between the teeth and the gums.


  1. Bonding techniques

In this method, the dentist first removes a thin layer of tooth enamel with the aim of creating the necessary space for veneers. Then, before placing the custom-made veneers on the tooth, he carefully applies a bonding agent to the surface of the tooth and the inside of the veneer. After that, the curing spring hardens the bonding material and secures the cover in place. In the last step, the veneer is polished to have a seamless appearance with the surrounding teeth and gums.

Tips for maintaining veneers with receding gums

When you have veneers, there are some requirements that you need to keep in mind, especially if your gums have receded. We will explain them below:

  1. Regular dental hygiene

As much as our natural teeth need to be cared for and cleaned, composite veneers also need adequate care and basic cleaning. Even after the teeth are composite, the importance of oral hygiene will be greater.

Lack of attention to the regular hygiene of the teeth despite the presence of composite veneers and gum problems, it is possible that the gum line will be pushed back and a significant distance will be created between the composite and the gums. This issue can endanger the beauty of the smile and make the process of gum disease treatment difficult.


  1. Selection of dental products for composite teeth

After most of the restorative and cosmetic treatments, the importance of proper care of oral and dental hygiene increases. It is better for people to prepare oral and dental hygiene products according to the type of treatment they have done.


    • Using special composite toothpaste

      Toothpaste used to clean composite teeth should be different from Toothpaste To Reverse Cavities. Means that should not contain abrasives such as hydrogen peroxide or sodium bicarbonate. The first one will cause wear to the composite surface, and the second one will cause the loss of color and appearance of the composite veneer. Using toothpaste containing these substances can cause gum problems to worsen over time.


    • Using a special composite toothbrush

      In general, it is better to use a toothbrush with soft bristles to clean dental prostheses and composite bonded to the teeth. The hardness and roughness of the bristles of the toothbrush can, over time, cause the deterioration of the veneer, reduce the life of the composite, and bring back gum problems.


    • Mouthwash suitable for composite teeth

      After bonding the composite to the tooth, it is still possible to wash the inside of the mouth with mouthwashes. Of course, this time, we should be careful in choosing the right mouthwash and preferably choose and use an alcohol-free mouthwash.

Frequently asked questions

Who are veneers not suitable for?

Dental composite is not a suitable treatment for all people because some do not have the basic conditions for implementing this method, or if they install this cover, they cannot take care of it well. People who cannot install composite veneer are:

People who are addicted to smoking, including cigarettes and alcohol, should not get dental composite because it will easily change color and will not last long.

People who do not follow oral and dental hygiene well are also not suitable candidates for this procedure because, as mentioned earlier, failure to follow daily hygiene can lead to inflammation and redness in the gums and tooth decay.

Based on this, it is better not to do this method for people who have extensive tooth decay or gum disease.

People who are used to grinding their teeth in their sleep also cannot composite their teeth because the wear and tear of the teeth and putting pressure on them can lead to full lips and their breakage.

The dental composite method also cannot be used to fix severe dental disorders. People who have protruding teeth should also use dental laminate, which is less thick, and the teeth are shaved.

Related: “What Is The Cause Of Tooth Sensitivity After Laminate?

Is the treatment of gum disease or dental composite more important?

Oral hygiene should always be a priority. Treating gum disorders and ensuring the stability of your teeth is vital. Once your gum health has been restored, you can discuss cosmetic options such as veneers with your dentist.

Does composite make gum disease worse?

Placing crowns on teeth with active gum disease can cause bacteria and infection. Treatment and management of gum disease prior to veneers is essential to minimize this risk.


Receding gums is a complication that, in addition to causing many problems, will definitely affect the beauty and effectiveness of dental veneers. So first you need to know How To Reverse Receding Gums Naturally? And then, as mentioned before, get to know all kinds of treatment options and new treatments such as Red Light Therapy For Receding Gums, which is one of the new treatment methods, to choose the best treatment.

The good news is that it is possible to get veneers with receding gums, and dental science makes it possible for you. The expertise and accuracy of the dentist and the use of appropriate techniques will help to match the condition of your gums with veneers.

On the other hand, there are other alternative options for veneers; knowing about them and the consequences of gum recession, you can have a beautiful, charming, and artistic smile.

In the end, with the things explained in this article, keep in mind that maintaining oral and dental hygiene will help you maintain your beautiful smile and prevent any problems related to your gums.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.