Cosmetic Dentistry

Nancy Rotroff DDS MAGD and Gerard Wasselle DMD

Cosmetic, Restorative, General and Implant Dentistry located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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, providing 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



What is cosmetic dentistry? 

Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle can perform several procedures to lighten, straighten, and better align any teeth that are stained, misshapen, or cracked; in doing so, they transform your smile. 

Crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening are safe, common, minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry procedures that give you a dazzling new smile.  

How can crowns make a difference in my smile? 

Crowns are an excellent option if your teeth are broken or cracked, or if Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle need to cover a large filling or a dental implant. Crowns are covers, often called caps, over what is left of your existing tooth if part of it is missing due to decay or wear and tear. 

How can veneers make a difference in how my teeth look? 

Veneers are very thin coverings that go over the front and sides of your teeth and correct their color, shape, and size. They can make a dramatic difference in your smile. 

Depending on the type of veneer you select, Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle may be able to complete your smile transformation in one visit! However, an outside lab manufactures porcelain veneers, and you return for a second visit for Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle to apply them. Either way, you have a great big beautiful smile. 

What is involved in teeth whitening? 

Teeth whitening is like doing your laundry and getting all of your whites back to their original brightness. Most of us use a little bleach in our laundry load of ‘whites’ to help remove all those stains. Teeth whitening follows the same process. 

Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle use a peroxide bleach to remove the stains from years of lots of coffee, tea, red wine, and sodas. 

They fully protect your mouth – including your gums, lips, and cheeks – from any of the peroxides with a gel or shield. Then they apply a solution to your teeth and lets it set for 15-20 minutes. They repeat this procedure two more times. 

The entire procedure takes only about an hour. When you leave the office, Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle give you a teeth whitening package and instructions so that you can do touch-ups at home.  

To see which cosmetic dentistry procedures are right for you, call the office to schedule an appointment.