Aligner chewies can be used to help seat aligners correctly and ensure a snug fit. Your orthodontist may provide them as part of your treatment.
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 lead to bone loss, shifting of adjacent teeth, bite problems, difficulty chewing, and aesthetic concerns.
A temporary restoration is often placed on the dental implant during the healing period to maintain aesthetics and function. It is replaced with a permanent restoration once the implant has fully integrated with the bone.
Chewing sugar-free gum in moderation is generally acceptable with porcelain veneers. However, avoid gum with excessive sugar content.
Aging, tobacco use, certain foods/drinks (coffee, tea, red wine), trauma, medications, and genetics can lead to discoloration.
You can consume flavored coconut milk with added electrolytes, potassium, and fiber with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any added sugars and maintain good oral hygiene.
Diabetes can increase the risk of gum disease, fungal infections, dry mouth, and slow healing after dental procedures.