Using a mouth guard, reducing stress, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and addressing misaligned teeth can help.
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.
While porcelain veneers are durable, it’s advisable to avoid biting into very hard or crunchy foods to prevent potential damage.
Cosmetic focuses on aesthetic improvements. Restorative aims to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with a permanent dental retainer, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized guidance.
A device worn over the teeth to protect them from grinding or clenching, often used during sleep.
Teeth-whitening toothpaste can be used with porcelain veneers, but it may not significantly impact the color of the veneers.
Dental adhesive is not recommended for securing loose attachments. Contact your orthodontist for professional adjustments.