Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

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, our doctors in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida are ready to make your dreams a reality.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A



What is cosmetic dentistry?

Your smile is the first thing most people see when they meet you. If you are nervous or hesitant about that first impression your smile leaves, it can decrease your confidence. If you want to feel more confident when you smile, our doctors are here to help. With advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, we can help improve the appearance of your teeth. Our doctors can perform several procedures to lighten, straighten and better align any teeth that are stained, misshapen or cracked; in doing so, we transform your smile.

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

How can cosmetic dentistry make a difference in my smile?

Not only does cosmetic dentistry make you feel better about your smile, but it also can provide a healthier smile. Teeth that are crooked or misaligned are more likely to develop decay. It is more difficult to brush and floss around crooked teeth and misaligned teeth can sustain more pressure due to their misalignment, or improper occlusion. Additionally, research shows that after people have had cosmetic dental procedures, they are more likely to spend more time brushing and flossing to maintaining better oral hygiene.

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, our doctors may be able to complete your smile transformation in one visit! However, an outside lab manufactures porcelain veneers, and you will return for a second visit for us to apply them. Either way, you will 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.

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

Our doctors fully protect your mouth -- including your gums, lips, and cheeks -- from any of the peroxides with a gel or shield. Then we apply a solution to your teeth and let it ‘set’ for 15-20 minutes. We repeat this procedure two more times.

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