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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 284-287

Gingival veneer: Mask the unesthetic

Department of Periodontics, KLE V.K. Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Suvarna Patil
Department of Periodontics, KLE V. K. Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.85677

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Periodontal diseases result in damage and destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth, including the bone and periodontal ligament. In some cases, there is loss of gingival coverage of the teeth in esthetic regions, with gingival recession and loss of interdental papilla. The surgical treatment in such situations is costly, requires prolonged healing time, and the results are often unpredictable; this makes it an unpopular choice. The reconstruction of these areas with prosthesis like gingival veneer can be useful to correct the deformities remaining after the control of periodontal diseases, especially in the maxillary anterior region. Dental practitioners can provide comfortable and accurately fitting gingival veneers, that are very stable and esthetically restore the interdental papilla and gingival recession defects. This method is an innovative treatment option for dealing with esthetic challenges and long-term dental health.

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