Cosmetic dentistry has taken a rise over the recent years due to the increase in popularity of makeover shows.
With the advancement of dental technology and the increasing popularity of makeover TV shows, cosmetic dentistry is getting a spotlight of its own. The excitement over cosmetic dentistry has spread to the South Florida area, thanks in part to Dr. Blum.
Since 74% of Americans believe that an unattractive smile can hurt your career success, we believe it is important to help people in their everyday lives by giving them beautiful smiles.
By focusing on the entire smile and not just a few teeth, Dr. Blum and his team are always sure to give our guests the most natural-looking smile and, more importantly, each guest is excited about the results. We use the following techniques of cosmetic dentistry in Fort Lauderdale:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Cosmetic crowns and bridges
- Implant restoration
- Tooth colored fillings
These techniques are used in all of our cosmetic procedures from simple restorations of decayed and outdated metal fillings, to complete smile makeovers. We use the best dental laboratories to ensure that your smile is not only of high quality, but natural in appearance as well.
Advantages of white composite fillings as opposed to amalgam fillings:
Since they bond to the tooth, composite fillings restore most of the original strength of the tooth, making it less likely to break. Amalgam doesn’t bond to the tooth. In fact, over time, the silver amalgam tends to expand and thus contributes to eventual fracture of teeth with larger fillings. Composite fillings look nicer. People are getting more sensitive to how their back teeth look since they show when you laugh or open your mouth.
Teeth properly restored with white fillings are less sensitive to hot and cold than teeth restored with silver amalgam. Silver amalgam is approximately fifty percent mercury. Composite fillings are mercury-free. Mercury in the fillings is controversial and some researchers consider it toxic.
Composites require less grinding away of healthy tooth structure. The size of the hole made for the filling can be considerably smaller with composites.