Porcelain veneers can effectively conceal enamel opacities, making the affected teeth appear more translucent and natural.
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 reduce plaque, fight bacteria, freshen breath, and, if it contains fluoride, protect against tooth decay.
Yes, dental implants are an excellent option for replacing a single missing tooth. They provide a stable and aesthetically pleasing solution that does not require altering adjacent teeth.
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.
Factors include poor oral hygiene, certain foods, tobacco use, dry mouth, infections, systemic diseases, and some medications.
It strengthens developing teeth, making them more resistant to decay, and can reverse early signs of decay.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to enhance the curvature and shape of a tooth, improving its overall aesthetics.