Annette Middelhof, DMD
Plantation Dentist can enhance your smile aesthetic appearance leading to increased self-confidence, improved social skills, and even a more positive outlook on life. At Enchanting Dentistry, your Dentist merges advanced technology with fine art, to produce amazing results in less time than you would expect.
Do you want to look and feel younger, more attractive and more confidants? Schedule your Free Cosmetic Exam with your Plantation Dentist, Dr. Middelhof.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Today's advanced cosmetic procedures can enhance your smile to its white, straight, beautiful best. Here is what cosmetic dentistry can do for you:
Cosmetic Dentistry covers a multitude of procedures that improves the beauty and health of your smile.
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you're self-conscious about your smile or unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. In fact, anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of his or her smile is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
ProblemStained, dull teeth.
SolutionYour smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking. Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Your Plantation Dentist Dr. Middelhof offers Advanced Power Bleaching by ZOOM! as seen on Extreme Makeover. This in office whitening system will make your teeth dramatically whiter in just one hour. It's safe, effective and fast. Zoom chair side whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results.
AlternativesWe also offer at home whitening. Your Dentist prepares customized trays, which are filled with a whitening gel and worn in the mouth for as little as 1 hour per day. In as little as one week, this process can erase most stains from coffee drinking and tobacco, as well as tooth yellowing associated with aging, producing a brilliant, bright white smile.
ProblemTeeth that are chipped, discolored, uneven, stained or gapped.
SolutionBonding with composite resin. The composite resin used by your Dentist is a tooth-colored material that is applied directly to the enamel of teeth and shaped to correct the patient's aesthetic concern. Then your Dentist exposes the bonding with a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin into place.
AlternativesYour Dentist may recommend porcelain veneers and crowns because they last considerably longer than bonding.
ProblemTooth decay that has led to the development of a cavity, or small hole, in the tooth.
SolutionFillings. Your dentist will remove all areas of decay, and replace with a filling made of silver (amalgam) or composite resin. Your Dentist may recommend Composite resin fillings because they are mercury free and their appearance perfectly matches the natural appearance of teeth.
AlternativesIn cases of more extensive decay, your Dentist recommends porcelain inlays and onlays as alternatives.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
ProblemTooth decay, weakened tooth structure, need for tooth restoration and reinforcement.
SolutionAfter the decay is removed, your dentist will take an impression of the area to be restored. Our in-house dental laboratory works from this impression to create a restorative inlay or onlay, usually out of gold or porcelain that fits perfectly on the tooth. Inlays cover one or more tooth surfaces, where onlays are used on the chewing surface of the tooth. The inlay or onlay is cemented securely into place, for an incredibly durable, stable tooth restoration. Your Plantation Dentist, Dr. Middelhof preferred restorative material is Porcelain; it is extremely strong and can perfectly match the patient's natural tooth color.
AlternativesCrowns may be the only alternative when tooth decay is in advanced stage.
ProblemTeeth that are chipped, cracked, badly decayed, or otherwise weakened.
SolutionPorcelain Crowns maintain the aesthetic appearance of teeth by covering the entire visible surface of the tooth, while adding significant reinforcement and protection to the tooth. After removing all areas of decay, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth to be crowned and our in-house dental laboratory creates the crown. Crowns can be made of porcelain or gold. Porcelain crowns are extremely natural looking, virtually indistinguishable from other teeth, making them an ideal choice for visible teeth. Gold crowns pose no risk of chipping, and therefore are useful when crowning back teeth. Discuss the options with your Plantation dentist.
AlternativesTeeth that are badly decayed may require an extraction; your dentist can replace them with bridges or implants as viable alternative treatments.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
ProblemPatients who are missing a tooth or several teeth may experience difficulty chewing and speaking, dental shifts, and an undesirable sunken facial appearance. Dentists noted that missing teeth can eventually lead to jaw and joint problems that are painful and costly to treat.
SolutionOur dentist together with our in-house laboratory make porcelain fixed bridges to improve chewing and aesthetic appearance, restoring the smile with a more permanent solution than dentures. Bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Your dentist will take a mold of the gap where a tooth is missing, and then our in-house laboratory prepares a customized bridge. Before inserting the bridge, the dentist prepares the surrounding teeth The bridge is set into place and the artificial tooth is securely cemented to the adjacent teeth, restoring the attractive natural appearance and functionality of the tooth that was lost. If the dentist recommends a resin-bonded bridge the artificial tooth is secured by means of a metal appliance that attaches to the backs of adjacent teeth.
AlternativesDental implants are permanent, stable alternatives to bridges that do not rely upon surrounding teeth for support.