The presence of gum disease or severe periodontal issues can affect the success of dental implants. Your dentist will assess your oral health and may recommend treatment for these conditions before implant placement.
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.
It can stain teeth, cause bad breath, and contribute to tooth erosion if consumed in excess, especially with added sugars.
Use fluoride toothpaste, reduce acidic foods/drinks, chew sugar-free gum with xylitol, consume dairy or calcium-rich foods, and avoid excessive brushing.
Dental tape with a silicone coating can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can effectively smooth out irregular ridges or grooves on teeth, creating a more polished appearance.
The placement of porcelain veneers is generally not painful. Local anesthesia may be used during the tooth preparation stage to ensure comfort.
Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria. If not removed, it hardens into tartar, a hard deposit that requires professional cleaning to remove.