Dentistry is a team effort, and that team involves the patient. We can advise the patient of the likelihood of success with any particular treatment; however, equally important to the skill of our clinicians is the level of maintenance the patient exercises.
We guarantee we will do our best or refer you to the right person for your procedure, and we will inform you of the longevity of your treatment choices based on the knowledge we have.
Here are a few ways you can improve the longevity of your dental restorations:
Be sure your home dental hygiene is consistent and impeccable. If you need a refresher course on how to brush and floss with proper technique, we are here to help. Cleaning teeth is one of our favourite topics!
Be sure to maintain proper preventive dentistry visits. Your six-month dental check-up and clean is recommended to protect your teeth because it makes it possible for Dr How and Dr Chan to detect any problems when they are small and easily treatable.
Use a nightguard if you grind your teeth. Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, can cause broken teeth and damaged fillings or crowns. Teeth grinding will significantly decrease the life of your dentistry and could cause significant damage to teeth, resulting in the need for more restorative dentistry.