Inlays and onlays are fillings made outside of the mouth, usually from porcelain, and then bonded to the damaged tooth.
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.
An electric toothbrush can be used with Invisalign aligners, but use it gently to avoid damaging the aligners.
Extended pacifier use can affect tooth alignment or jaw growth. It’s recommended to wean children off pacifiers by age two or three.
Yes, porcelain veneers can effectively improve the appearance of discolored or damaged enamel, providing a brighter and healthier-looking smile.
To restore the function and appearance of a tooth damaged by decay, replacing the decayed portion after it’s removed.
Genetics, premature loss of baby teeth, thumb-sucking, injuries, and habits like tongue thrusting can contribute.
Factors include foods, drinks (like coffee or red wine), tobacco use, medications, trauma, age, and genetics.