The placement of porcelain veneers is generally not painful. Local anesthesia may be used during the tooth preparation stage to ensure comfort.
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.
Invisalign aligners are made of medical-grade plastic, which is unlikely to cause allergies. If you have concerns, discuss them with your orthodontist.
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.
Red, swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, painful chewing, and receding gums.
Protective plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth, preventing food and bacteria from getting trapped and causing cavities.
It’s best to avoid denture cleaners or effervescent tablets, as they may contain ingredients that could harm the aligners. Stick to gentle cleaning methods.
Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, floss once daily, rinse with an antimicrobial or fluoride mouthwash, and have regular dental check-ups.