Porcelain veneers can effectively correct uneven wear patterns (abrasion) on teeth, restoring their natural appearance.
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.
Causes include gum disease, aggressive tooth brushing, genetics, hormonal changes, tobacco use, bruxism, misaligned teeth, and oral piercings.
If you experience discomfort or sharp edges, your orthodontist can make adjustments to the aligners to improve comfort.
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.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to mask small stains or discolorations on teeth, creating a more attractive smile.
Chewing sugar-free gum in moderation is generally acceptable with porcelain veneers. However, avoid gum with excessive sugar content.
Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene, fluoride treatments, a balanced diet, and avoiding frequent sugary snacks can help.