While porcelain veneers are durable, it’s advisable to avoid biting into very hard or crunchy foods to prevent potential damage.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that usually appear in late teens or early twenties. They may need removal if they cause problems.
Prevention is the most important part of managing tooth abrasion.
Choose a low abrasion toothpaste as some toothpastes play a significant role in causing tooth abrasion. The RDA value [Relative Dentin Abrasivity] ranges from 0-250. RDA values of 150-250 are considered the harmful.
Use a soft toothbrush and a correct brushing technique using moderate force.
You can consume herbal kombucha with added probiotics with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of its acidity and maintain good oral hygiene.
Braces placed behind the teeth, making them virtually invisible, yet they can be as effective as traditional braces.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to create a more even and functional biting surface on a tooth, enhancing its appearance.
They include amalgam (silver), composite (tooth-colored), gold, and ceramic.