The dental implant process can take several months, as it involves multiple stages. Initial implant placement typically takes about 1-2 hours, but the entire process, including healing and crown placement, can take 3-6 months or more.
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.
A neutral or slightly alkaline pH can help neutralize acid, protect enamel, and reduce bacterial growth in the mouth.
Gum stimulators with a silicone tip, soft rubber tip, textured tip, massaging tip, bristle tip, gum pick, and tongue cleaner can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can effectively enhance the occlusion (bite) of teeth, improving their function and appearance.
Causes include gum disease, aggressive tooth brushing, genetics, hormonal changes, tobacco use, bruxism, misaligned teeth, and oral piercings.
You can consume herbal tea with added antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, collagen, electrolytes, and herbal extracts with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any staining potential and maintain good oral hygiene.
A root end surgery, where the tip of the tooth’s root is removed and a root end cavity is filled.