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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.

By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
May 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
VivicasVeneerstheMakingofaHollywoodSmile

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.

Life-likeDentalPorcelainHelpsRestoreSmilesMarredbyUnattractiveTeeth

With its life-like color and texture, dental porcelain can restore a smile marred by decayed or damaged teeth. This durable ceramic material not only matches the varieties of individual tooth colors and hues, its translucence mimics the appearance of natural teeth. But perhaps its greatest benefit is its adaptability for use in a number of different applications, particularly veneers and crowns.

Veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain laminated together and permanently bonded to cover the visible outer side of a tooth to improve its appearance. Crowns, on the other hand, are “caps” of dental porcelain designed to completely cover a defective tooth.

Veneers and crowns share a number of similarities. Both can alter the color and shape of teeth, although crowns are used when more extensive tooth structure has been damaged. They’re also “irreversible,” meaning the tooth must be altered in such a way that it will always require a veneer or crown, though on some occasions a veneer can require no removal of tooth structure and can be reversible.

They do, however, have some differences as to the type of situation they address. Veneers are generally used where the affected teeth have a poor appearance (chipped, malformed or stained, for example) but are still structurally healthy. And although they do generally require some removal of tooth enamel to accommodate them (to minimize a “bulky” appearance), the reduction is much less than for a crown.

Crowns, on the other hand, restore teeth that have lost significant structure from disease, injury, stress-related grinding habits or the wearing effects of aging. Since they must contain enough mass to stand up to the normal biting forces a tooth must endure, a significant amount of the original tooth structure must be removed to accommodate them.

Which application we use will depend upon a thorough examination of your teeth. Once we’ve determined their condition and what you need, we can then recommend the best application for your situation. But regardless of whether we install a veneer or crown, using dental porcelain can help achieve an end result that’s truly life-changing — a new, younger-looking smile.

If you would like more information on dental porcelain restorations, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”