They can cause infection, injury, gum recession, cracked or chipped teeth, interference with oral function, and allergic reactions.
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.
Chewing ice with porcelain veneers is not recommended, as it can potentially damage or weaken the veneers.
Ensure good oral hygiene, limit sugary snacks and drinks, use fluoride toothpaste, provide a balanced diet, and have regular dental check-ups.
You can consume flavored soy milk with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of any added sugars and maintain good oral hygiene.
If your aligners have significant damage or are no longer fitting properly due to scratches, consult with your orthodontist for replacement.
Porcelain veneers can effectively create more even and balanced contact points between teeth, enhancing their overall aesthetics.
Abrasion most commonly occurs as a shiny V shaped groove at the gum line of the teeth contributing to a notching appearance.
Abrasion associated with a destructive diet will cause a flattening appearance of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
Dental products come in a wide range of abrasiveness. Because exposure to abrasive toothpastes occurs on a daily basis, it is important to select products that will minimize the abrasive risk to your teeth.