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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

While it is a common belief that porcelain veneers last between 10 and 15 years, the truth is that today’s high-quality porcelain veneers have the potential to last for multiple decades. New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS explains that when porcelain veneers are designed, fabricated, and placed in keeping with the highest standards in aesthetic dentistry, the results can withstand the test of time. Proper care and protection are also critical for maximizing the lifespan of veneers. Though…

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Should I Choose Porcelain Veneers or Crowns to Restore Worn Teeth?

As we age, teeth can become gradually worn and shortened due to friction from normal use. For some, harmful teeth grinding and clenching, along with damaging habits like nail-biting and chewing on ice, can hasten noticeable dental wear at an earlier age. Worn teeth pose both a structural and aesthetic challenge for many of Dr. Michael Kosdon’s patients who are interested in restoring their smiles. Typically, he suggests either porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns as effective solutions for strengthening and…

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Can I Lighten the Shade of My Porcelain Crowns?

If you are not satisfied with the shade of your all-porcelain crowns when they return from the ceramist’s dental lab, it’s possible make color adjustments without making an entirely new set of restorations. Since ceramic crowns are color-stable, they cannot be bleached with whitening methods and must be sent back to the ceramist. At the lab, the process used to change the shade of your crowns will depend on the way they were initially fabricated. As cosmetic dentist, Michael Kosdon,…

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How Do I Pick the Right Color Porcelain Veneers?

Selecting the proper color for your porcelain veneers can feel like a big decision; however, it is a process that an experienced cosmetic dentist like Michael Kosdon, DDS can easily walk you through. Before deciding on the right shade of veneer, Dr. Kosdon will want to discuss the condition of your teeth, what you’d like to change about the color of your smile, and the final results you’d like to achieve. Depending on the current hue of your teeth and…

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Benefits of Metal-Free Zirconia Dental Implants

New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS offers several types of dental implants to provide his patients with the latest advancements in tooth replacement technology. In addition to more traditional titanium dental implants, Dr. Kosdon also uses holistic, metal-free zirconia dental implants that can create long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results that many patients prefer. Created entirely from zirconia—a durable, high-quality ceramic material—these one-piece dental implants are well-tolerated by the body and eliminate the possibility of allergies and discoloration that can…

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Cosmetic Dentistry to Makeover Your Smile and Appearance

For our experienced dentist, Michael Kosdon, DDS, cosmetic dentistry performed with artistry, high-quality materials, and attention to detail can transform both smiles and lives. His unique approach to smile design and smile makeovers helps him achieve top-quality, natural-looking results for each patient. Often, Dr. Kosdon’s patients experience improvements not only in the appearance of their smile, but enhanced facial beauty and confidence as well. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Kosdon’s process, the procedures he offers, and…

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Cosmetic Dentists Embrace Natural-Looking Teeth Trend

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), more patients are aiming to achieve a smile that looks natural rather than perfect. This trend does not mean that patients are ignoring the appearance of their teeth. Instead, the AACD states, “Whereas people used to want the most perfectly shaped teeth possible, more and more patients, especially those in the Generation Y demographic, are requesting cosmetic treatments that subtly enhance their smiles.” The two procedures highlighted by the AACD that…

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How Smiles Can Earn You Confidence and More

  I firmly believe that a winning smile can change your life. Whether we like it or not, our smile is often the first thing others notice about us, which can strongly impact the outcome of situations where initial impressions are vital to success. Whether you are searching for a new job, working in the spotlight, or building new relationships to expand your business, a beautiful smile can be a valuable asset. Employers in today’s job market are taking into…

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Can I Get a “Hollywood Smile” with Porcelain Veneers?

Most movie stars and media personalities with perfect-looking smiles have high-quality porcelain veneers. When designed and applied by an expert cosmetic dentist, veneers can create an amazing smile that lasts for decades with proper care. Porcelain veneers are very versatile and can conceal a wide variety of aesthetic concerns, while achieving dramatic improvements in several aspects of your smile. Veneers can: Straighten minor tooth misalignment Whiten and brighten your smile Close gaps between teeth Elongate short or worn teeth Reshape…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Fix Crooked Teeth?

You may be surprised to find out that porcelain veneers can be used to correct the appearance of crooked and/or irregular teeth, both of which can cause an unbalanced smile. Our renowned dentist, Michael Kosdon, DDS, has recently discussed the versatility of porcelain veneers for these purposes in his Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry blog. Whether used as an alternative to or following orthodontic treatment, high-quality, custom-designed veneers can conceal flaws and enhance tooth shape to quickly achieve dramatic smile improvements….

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