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Deerfield Beach, FL Dentist
Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
4048 W. Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 429-8506
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By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
May 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Does your smile make you frown? Dental veneers are custom-made, porcelain shells that bond directly to the front of teeth. These shells veneershave become very popular due to their versatility. Dr. Mark Boukzam in Deerfield Beach, FL, offers a full range of dental services, including veneers. Read on to learn about the versatility of veneers.

1. Hide Crooked Teeth

Do you want to fix your crooked teeth? Dental veneers can give you that million-dollar smile you've always wanted. Dental veneers are routinely used to improve teeth that are crooked. Veneers are effective in covering up flaws and giving people the appearance of a perfect smile.

2. Whiten Stained Teeth

Do you want a whiter smile? Dental veneers can give you a whiter, brighter smile. Tea, coffee, red wine and other dark-colored beverages do not stain dental veneers as they do natural teeth because unlike the enamel on your teeth, porcelain is not porous.

3. Fix Gapped Teeth

Do you want a gap-less smile? Many people feel self-conscious about the gaps in their teeth. Your Deerfield Beach dentist can fix the gaps in your teeth through the use of veneers. Veneers fit snugly over the surface of your front teeth to create an evenly-spaced smile.

4. Restore Chipped Teeth

Do you have a broken tooth? Veneers are routinely used to restore broken and chipped teeth. Veneers can make your broken tooth look whole and healthy again. A veneer covers the whole front of the tooth with a thicker section to replace the broken part of the tooth.

5. Cover Worn-Down Teeth

Are you worried about your worn-down teeth? Chewing, brushing, and grinding can wear teeth down. Your dentist can repair your worn-down teeth through the use of veneers. These shells essentially replace tooth enamel. Veneers are less likely to wear down than real teeth.

So, what are you waiting for? If you're not happy with your smile, we can help you today! Call Dr. Boukzam at (954) 429-8506 today to schedule an appointment in Deerfield Beach, FL. Dental veneers can restore your smile and improve your quality of life.


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Dental implants can do more than replace individual teeth — a few well-placed implants can support other restorations like a fixed bridge. The natural integration that occurs between the bone and the implant's titanium post creates a strong, durable hold for both implant and the supported restoration.

But if a bone-implant connection weakens, the implant could be in danger of failing. This can occur because of periodontal (gum) disease caused by dental plaque, a thin film of built-up food particles and bacteria on the teeth. Untreated, the infection can ultimately spread from the gums to the bone and cause it to diminish in volume. If the bone loss occurs around an implant the threaded surface of the post may be exposed, inviting more plaque buildup. This can trigger more bone loss and eventually implant failure.

That's why you must brush and floss daily to remove plaque on and around your fixed bridge just as you do your natural teeth. Brushing around a bridge could be difficult with a traditional brush, so you may want to use an interproximal brush designed for just such situations. Be sure any utensil you use contains only plastic parts — metal creates microscopic scratches in the restoration materials that could harbor plaque.

You should also floss between the bridge and gums as well as between any natural teeth. While this can be difficult with traditional flossing methods, there are some tools to make it easier.

One is a floss threader, a small tool with a loop on one end and a stiff plastic edge on the other. With floss threaded through the loop, you gently guide the edged end between the bridge and gums. Once it passes through, you wrap the two ends of the floss with your fingers as you would normally and work it along each side of the nearest implants.

You can also use pre-cut floss sections with stiffened ends to pass through the gap, or an oral irrigator that loosens and flushes away plaque with a pressurized water stream. Just be sure you flush debris away from the gum and not toward it.

Keeping all surfaces of your implant-supported bridgework clean of plaque is necessary for its longevity. Be sure you also visit your dentist regularly for more thorough cleanings.

If you would like more information on oral hygiene with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.


By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
May 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.