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By Miracle Dental Center
July 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry offers several options for helping you achieve the smile you desire. A variety of cosmetic concerns can be corrected or cosmetic dentistryconcealed. A dentist can review your cosmetic dentistry options with you and help you select the right procedures for you. At Miracle Dental Center, Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Dr. Dora Rodriguez are your general dentists in Pembroke Pines and Cooper City, FL, for cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Several cosmetic dental procedure are available for dramatically transforming the appearance of teeth with various flaws. Teeth that are dull, stained, or discolored can be brightened and whitened with teeth whitening. Procedures such as bonding and contouring can repair and reshape teeth, while Lumineers give teeth a brand new surface. Your Pembroke Pines general dentist can review all the cosmetic dentistry options with you and help you choose the right ones for your needs. Cosmetic dental procedures available at Miracle Dental Center include:

  • Dental bonding
  • Cosmetic contouring
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Lumineers
  • Tooth Whitening

Dental bonding and cosmetic contouring are procedures for repairing and reshaping teeth. Dental bonding involves the use of a tooth-colored resin material that is carefully applied to cracks, chips, and other problems to correct them. As the resin material dries, it bonds with the tooth, permanently fixing cracks and chips. Cosmetic contouring is a method for reshaping misshaped or oddly shaped teeth by strategically removing small amounts of enamel until the desired tooth shape is achieved.

Cosmetic fillings are tooth-colored dental fillings that blend in with your natural teeth. Whether the filling is used to fill a cavity or as part of root canal treatment, the cosmetic filling strengthens the tooth while blending in naturally. Professional tooth whitening treatments can brighten and whiten teeth by several shades in a single treatment that lasts only about an hour. Professional tooth whitening treatments applied by dental staff are safe and effective, and results can last for up to several years.

Lumineers are wafer-thin covers that give teeth a brand new look. Lumineers can be used to cover teeth that are stained, misshaped, cracked, chipped, discolored, or dull. Lumineers can even close small gaps between teeth. The process of placing Lumineers on the front surface of teeth is fairly simple. The Lumineers are permanently bonded to the teeth so they remain securely in place for years.

There are many cosmetic dentistry options for giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more about the different cosmetic dental procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Yazji-Corey or Dr. Rodriguez, Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL general dentists, by calling Miracle Dental Center at (954) 885-9560.

By Miracle Dental Center
October 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Veneers are a cosmetic dental solution that has steadily increased in popularity. Many of our patients at Miracle Dental Center in Cooperveneers City, Florida who seek cosmetic improvement for their teeth have inquired about veneers. Our skilled dentists - Dr. May Yazji-Corey and Dr. Dora Rodriguez - have answered a few of the questions they often hear from these patients who are considering veneers. If you're one of them, read on.

How can veneers help me?

Take a look in the mirror. What is it about your teeth that you'd like to fix? Regardless of your answer - the shape, size, color or alignment - veneers are the perfect solution to just about any dental flaw. They work by covering the problems with a natural-looking porcelain segment that is attached to your teeth using a bonding solution.

How are veneers made?

It's hard to find anything that is custom-fit just for you. Shoes, clothes, hats - almost everything you wear comes ready-made to fit everyone. Veneers from your Cooper City dentist, however, are made to your exact specifications. From the color to the size, everything is carefully measured and chosen by your dentist at Miracle Dental Center. Each veneer is milled from porcelain in a dental laboratory using precision equipment, then carefully smoothed, polished and tinted. The result is a wafer-thin section of porcelain - about half the width of a dime - that perfectly fits over each corresponding tooth.

How are veneers attached?

Your Cooper City dentist prepares your natural teeth for veneer placement by filing away of some of their enamel. This ensures a solid attachment and comfortable fit. The bonding cement used to attach the veneers is durable and can last as long as twenty years.

Ready to make the decision toward a better smile? Your first step is to contact Miracle Dental Center in Cooper City, FL. Our staff will be glad to set up a consultation about veneers for you!

By Miracle Dental Center
July 08, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
50CentHasHisOwnStyle-EveninHisSmile

On his way to the top of the urban contemporary charts, the musician, actor and entrepreneur known as 50 Cent (born Curtis James Jackson III) earned his street credibility the hard way; his rise from youthful poverty to present-day stardom is chronicled in many of his rhymes. So when it came time for the rapper to have cosmetic work performed on his teeth, he insisted on doing it in his own way.

“I told [the dentist] to leave [my front teeth] a little bigger than the other ones, because I need to still see me when I look in the mirror,” he told his co-host on the New York radio station Power 105.1. “Don't give me no whole ’noter guy — I like me!”

We understand how 50 Cent feels — in fact, we think it's a perfectly reasonable request.

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in recent years, as we strive to meet the increasing expectations of our patients. We realize that different people have different perceptions of what makes a smile attractive — and that in dental aesthetics, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. That's why, before we begin cosmetic work, we want to hear what you like and don't like about your smile as it is now. In addition, we can also perform what is called a “smile analysis.”

This procedure doesn't cause any discomfort — but it's a crucial part of cosmetic enhancement. In doing the analysis, we look at the various parts of an individual's smile: the spacing, size and alignment of the teeth; the health and position of the gum line; the relationship of the upper and lower jaws; and the relative shape and size of the face. All of these features combine to make a person's smile unique. By looking at them closely, we can help determine the best way for you to improve your smile.

But how can you tell if the cosmetic changes you're contemplating will end up being just right for you? Fortunately, with today's technology, it's easier than ever. Computer imaging offers a chance to visualize the final outcome before we start working on your teeth; it's even possible to offer previews of different treatment options. If you want to go a bit further, we may be able to show you a full-scale model of your new smile.

In some situations, we can even perform a provisional restoration — that is, a trial version of the new smile, made with less permanent materials. If the “temporary” smile looks, feels, and functions just right, then the permanent one will too. If not, it's still possible to make changes that will make it work even better.

Whether you're thinking about having teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental implants to improve your smile, you probably have a picture in your mind of how the end result should look. Will your teeth be perfectly even and “Hollywood white” — or more “natural,” with slight variations in size, spacing and color allowed? Either way, we can help you get the smile you've always wanted.

If you would like more information about smile makeovers and options in cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry.”

By Miracle Dental Center
May 15, 2013
Category: Oral Health
HowtoHelpYourselfAvoidStainedTeeth

There are many ways to brighten and whiten teeth if they become dull and stained; but if you know the causes of staining on teeth, you may be able to avoid it in the first place. Here are some of the main causes of stained teeth. We hope this will help keep your smile stain-free.

Extrinsic Staining

  1. What we call extrinsic staining occurs when stain-producing substances collect on the enamel surface of your teeth. To stop or slow this process, cut down on consumption of coffee, red wine, and tea, which contains high tannin contents.
  2. Cut down on smoking. Tobacco can stain teeth, so it's best to stop the use of tobacco in any form.
  3. Some mouthwashes and toothpastes contain substances that can cause tooth staining. Mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine, a prescription antibacterial mouthrinse, or those containing cetylpyridium chloride, can cause dental staining after long-term use. Some toothpastes contain stannous fluoride, which can also induce brown discoloration.
  4. Dry mouth, a common problem, may contribute to extrinsic discoloration. This problem is sometimes a side effect of medications you are taking and drinking more water can often alleviate it. If drugs are the cause of mouth dryness, a consultation with your physician should be considered.
  5. Bacterial buildup by chromogenic (color or stain producing) bacteria in your mouth can cause staining. Hundreds of bacteria normally live in your mouth, and it is important to keep good regular dental hygiene habits to prevent bacteria from accumulating on your teeth and gums.

Intrinsic Staining

  1. Stains that are caused by various organic compounds that build up within the mineral matrix of your tooth's enamel are called intrinsic stains. They may be caused by tooth decay within the tooth or between the tooth and dental filling materials. Tooth decay is brown, it not only discolors teeth, but it also destroys tooth structure.
  2. Use of some medications, such as tetracycline antibiotics, can cause intrinsic staining.

Make an appointment for an examination and assessment of your teeth, so that we can determine why they are developing stains. Once we know the cause, we can draw up a plan for whitening and brightening your teeth.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your questions about tooth staining and its treatments. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Tooth Staining.”

By Miracle Dental Center
January 12, 2013
Category: Oral Health
VannaWhiteTalksDentistry

Vanna White has been a household name for the last 27+ years and is best known as the first female co-host of the game show, Wheel of Fortune. She radiates a warm, friendly, down-home appeal and says when describing herself, “what you see is what you get!” While this is quite true, there is so much more to her. She has received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk Of Fame, has starred in an NBC movie and written a book. She is even featured in The Guinness Book of World Records as TV's most frequent clapper, and most recently started her own line of yarn called Vanna's Choice with half of the proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. And while any one of these accolades could serve as the highlight of a lifetime for most, for Vanna they fall slightly short. Her favorite job is being mother to her son, Nicholas, and daughter, Giovanna.

The following are excerpts taken from an exclusive interview in Dear Doctor magazine, the premier oral healthcare resource for patients and consumers.

What is the secret to her dazzling smile?
Vanna's oral healthcare routine is the same today as it has been since her childhood — and one everyone can follow. She brushes her teeth at least twice a day (morning and at bedtime) and flosses her teeth daily. She also has strong feelings about flossing. “I think that flossing is the most important thing. I believe that dental floss helps a lot as it keeps your gums strong and looking younger.”

What about bleaching, has she done it?
Absolutely! Vanna bleaches her teeth once or twice a year to help retain her naturally white teeth and to offset any discoloration from coffee and an occasional glass of red wine. “I have done over-the-counter and professional bleaching, but I do like the trays my dentist made because they fit perfectly.” She also states, “Anything you can do professionally is probably better because I would assume that a dentist's ingredients are stronger than over-the-counter products.”

Has she had any cosmetic dentistry?
When it comes to answering a question about cosmetic dentistry, Vanna is just as open and honest as she is about everything else — a trait for which she is known. “I had a bridge put in probably 30 years ago, where I had a tooth pulled and there was a space. And I did have a little tiny chip on one of my front teeth years ago that my dentist fixed. But that is it. Again, I feel very fortunate to have good teeth. The braces [from her childhood] straightened them out and there has been no need for any cosmetics since then.”

Does she do anything to protect her teeth?
While she admits to occasionally forgetting to use her nightguard, a protective mouthguard worn during sleep, she firmly believes in their need. “I do sleep in a nightguard because I grind my teeth. I have a filling in the back that probably has been filled five times from grinding.” She added, “Both of my children do have mouthguards that they wear for their sports.”

Want a smile like Vanna's?
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your questions about bleaching, cosmetic dentistry or mouthguards. You can also learn more about Vanna by reading the entire interview in the Dear Doctor article, “Vanna White — The Smile Defining America's Favorite Game Show — Wheel Of Fortune.”