While smoking can increase the risk of implant failure, it does not necessarily disqualify you from getting dental implants. However, it’s advisable to quit smoking or reduce tobacco use to improve implant success rates.
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.
A cosmetic procedure where a tooth-colored composite material is applied, shaped, hardened, and polished to repair or improve appearance.
Dental wax can be applied to smooth out rough aligner edges and reduce irritation on your cheeks or lips.
Diode lasers are used for soft tissue treatments, like contouring gums or treating periodontal disease.
While not a substitute for brushing and flossing, mouthwash can provide additional protection against cavities and gum disease, depending on the ingredients.
It provides detailed views of the mouth, aiding in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
Porcelain veneers can provide a more uniform and attractive appearance to teeth affected by enamel erosion.