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Cosmetic Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale

Excellence in Dentistry -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Excellence in Dentistry

Cosmetic and General Dentistry serving Fort Lauderdale and Lauderdale by the Sea

Did you know that smiling activates signals in your brain to release chemicals that fight stress? Research indicates people are more attracted to you when you smile. Plus, smiling lifts your spirits and those of your companions. If you’ve always wanted to improve your smile, Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD, and Gerard Wasselle, DMD, at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offer cosmetic dentistry services to make your dreams a reality. Call the office to schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A



How do I select a cosmetic dentistry practice? 

Choosing the right cosmetic dentistry practice is actually the most important factor for a natural-looking and long-lasting outcome. When it comes to your smile, do your homework to ensure you select is the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale.  Select a dentist with the proper training and experience in advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures. Cosmetic dentisty requires an astute eye and fastidious attention to detail. 
Cosmetic dentistry is not a focus of study in dental school and requires additional training after dental school. While any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist, the primary difference between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist is that the cosmetic dentist has honed their skills through their pursuit of continuing education, has a highly refined artistic eye for advanced dental procedures, and has a reputation of excellence in their cosmetic dentistry.  Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD is among a very select few dentists to have received the prestigious Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) which sets Dr. Rotroff apart as one of the most accomplished dentists in her field. 

What dental problems can cosmetic dentistry correct? 

Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle have advanced training, more than 60 years combined experience, and a list of satisfied clientele that set them apart. Our doctors can correct numerous tooth imperfections to improve your smile with natural-looking restorations.

  • Discolored teeth. 
  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Small or misshaped teeth
  • Missing teeth

Whether your teeth are stained, misshapen, cracked, chipped, or misaligned, our doctors offer a wide variety of treatment options. Crowns, veneers, clear aligners, teeth whitening, and composite fillings are safe, common, minimally-invasive procedures your Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist can use to help you achieve the smile you desire.

Can teeth whitening correct my discolored teeth? 

Our teeth are constantly exposed to foods and beverages, and possibly tobacco, which can lead to staining. Teeth whitening is one of the fastest treatments to brighten the shade of your teeth and enhance the appearance of your smile. The professional grade bleaching agents used in office remove stains and can lighten your teeth several shades with results you can see after your first treatment. Treatment sessions typically take about an hour. When you leave the office, you are given a teeth whitening package and instructions so you can do touch-ups at home.

How can crowns make a difference in my smile? 

If your tooth has suffered damage, are chipped or worn, or have substantial decay, it may become sensitive or you may experience pain.  Crowns reinforce and restore the structural integrity of your tooth while protecting the remaining tooth structure. When root canal treatment is needed, crowns are placed on teeth following the root canal to strengthen the tooth structure and restore the aesthetics of the damaged or decayed tooth. Dental crowns have the dual benefit of both supporting the underlying tooth structure as well as enhancing the aesthetics of your smile. At Excellence in Dentistry, our doctors only use the highest quality materials and dental labs to create restorations that are strong, natural-looking and beautiful.

Can veneers make a difference in how my teeth look? 

Porcelain veneers are very thin coverings that are placed over teeth to conceal a number of cosmetic issues including stained, misaligned, misshaped, or chipped teeth. They can be used to close gaps between teeth. Veneers achieve a natural-looking restoration that can make a dramatic difference in your smile. As with dental crowns, our doctors only use the highest quality restorations for your veneers so that your smile is beautifully natural-looking.

How can composite fillings change my smile? 

Composite fillings are made from a composite resin material and provide a tooth-colored filling restoration. They can be used both as a restorative as well as a cosmetic treatment option. If you dislike your unsightly silver restorations, replacing them with composite restorations might be an option for you. Composite resin is used not only for fillings.  Your cosmetic dentist uses composite resin in a procedure called dental bonding.  Dental bonding can restore a tooth that is chipped, discolored, worn or damaged. 

How can I replace missing teeth with cosmetic dentistry?

You have several treatment options to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth in an arch while a denture can replace all the missing teeth in an arch.  A dental implant is a metal anchor that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth. The implant is surgically placed into your jawbone by your dentist or an oral surgeon. The implant is placed beneath the gum line and serves as a stable support system for replacement teeth, whether a single crown, a bridge, or an implant-supported denture.  Dental implants are clearly the best option for tooth replacement due to their matchless longevity and completely natural feel and appearance.  According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, “implants are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth." 

How can clear aligners improve my smile?

Dental technology has seen rapid progression in the last few decades.  The invention of and advancement of technology around clear aligners, sometimes referred to as clear braces, has made straight teeth more accessible or all ages.   Clear aligners are "clearly" better than traditional braces because there are no unsightly wire brackets to attach to your teeth or wires and rubber bands to poke and snap on you.  You simply wear a comfortable medical grade plastic tray which is replaced every few weeks.  Clear aligners such as Invisalign, ClearCorrect , or SmartMoves have many advantages over traditional braces used to correct malocclusion.

  • They are clear so they hardly noticeable when being worn.
  • They are removeable for eating and cleaning your teeth.
  • They are comfortable.
  • There are no dietary restrictions as with traditional bracket braces.
  • There are no wires to poke your mouth like traditional bracket braces.
  • They are excellent for adults who want to discreetly straighten their teeth.

Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle have the experience and advanced training to provide the highest quality, natural-looking solutions to your cosmetic dentistry concerns. Call our office at 954-928-1666 to schedule your personalized consultation to discuss your cosmetic goals and develop a treatment plan to achieve those goals.