It can lead to bone loss, shifting of adjacent teeth, bite problems, difficulty chewing, and aesthetic concerns.
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.
They study the causes, processes, and effects of oral diseases, providing diagnoses and suggesting treatments.
Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a replacement for a tooth root. Once the implant integrates with the bone, a crown, bridge, or denture is attached to it, providing a functional and natural-looking replacement for the missing tooth or teeth.
There is no strict age limit for dental implants, as suitability depends on overall health and bone density. Older adults can often benefit from dental implants, provided they meet the necessary criteria.
Interdental brushes with a silicone coating and textured surface can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
You can consume sports drinks with porcelain veneers, but be cautious of their high sugar content and rinse your mouth afterward.
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.