Porcelain veneers can be used to make teeth appear longer, which can improve the appearance of a gummy smile. However, more extensive gum treatments may be needed in some cases.
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.
Yes, dental implants allow you to eat and drink normally, as they provide stable and functional tooth replacements. However, it’s essential to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage the implant or restoration.
Options include whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, trays, strips, rinses, and professional treatments at a dentist’s office.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to smooth out a tooth with a minor rough texture or uneven surface, enhancing its aesthetics.
When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or damaged, it can cause pain and swelling. A root canal removes this pulp to preserve the tooth.
Every 3-4 months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
Dental floss picks can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.