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How Veneers Work

By pamelali, in Articles, on February 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Veneers can entirely reshape a patient’s smile, as they are the perfect solution for treating many dental conditions.

They are more conservative than crowns, but are still very strong. Bonding with white filling material is another option to reshape a smile, but they need more maintenance and do not have the natural translucency and shine of porcelain, notes Dr. Pamela Li an Ottawa dental implants provider.

Porcelain veneers are fine ceramic shells that are bonded directly to the front and top of the teeth. They are growing increasingly popular because of their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as a choice, patients don’t need to suffer with gaps between their teeth – or teeth that are stained, misshapen or crooked. (more…)

Ottawa Dentist Reflects On Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

By pamelali, in News, on April 12, 2010 | Comments (0)

Throughout April, Ottawa dentist Dr. Pamela Li looks to help anyone interested in learning more about oral cancer and provide oral cancer screenings for those who feel like they are in danger of having this illness. Though Dr. Li always looks to help her patients in any way she can, being that April is oral health month, the Ottawa dentistry practitioner hopes to help her patients catch oral cancer early on and improve prognosis. (more…)

Ottawa Dentist Uses ICAT Scan to Take Guesswork out of Implant and TMJ Treatment

By Pamela Li, in News, on January 19, 2010 | Comments (0)

OTTAWA, ON — Ottawa dentist Dr. Pamela Li will be utilizing a newly opened ICAT scanner to more accurately treat her patients in need of dental implants or TMJ care. The ICAT scanner allows dentists and surgeons to read 3D scans of a patient’s head and neck, with much less radiation exposure than CT scans.

Thanks to the ICAT, dental implant surgery is far easier and less risky. Using the 3D scans, surgeons can accurately determine the best site for a dental implant based on bone mass, jaw structure, and the arrangement of teeth and roots. It is easier to plan the restorations of multiple implants if the dentist knows exactly where the implants will be placed ahead of time. Because of this, the procedure and results are much more predictable. (more…)

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