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Is it Possible to Fix My Asymmetrical Smile?

  An asymmetrical smile can be caused by a variety of factors—teeth, musculature, and jaw position can all play a role in creating the appearance of smile imbalance. When the teeth are primarily to blame, New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS believes that porcelain veneers are often the best way to achieve a more harmonious smile. Dr. Kosdon explains that it is common for teeth to be longer on one side of the mouth—usually, the affected side is…

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Should I Choose Composite or Porcelain Veneers?

Choosing between porcelain and composite veneers is a decision you should make together with an experienced cosmetic dentist. The right material for you will depend on a variety of preferences that your cosmetic dentist can help you explore. To assist patients who are considering veneers, New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS has written a full-length blog posted on our sister website that compares porcelain veneers and composite veneers (read the full content of this blog article). In almost…

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Are Minimal-Prep Dental Veneers Right for Me?

Dental veneers come in a variety of types, and many patients are interested in those that require as little alteration to their existing teeth as possible. In some cases, a tooth that is being fitted for a porcelain veneer must be altered to a certain degree in order to provide the best possible functional and aesthetic result. These alterations generally involve the removal of a relatively small amount of enamel and modifying the tooth in such a way that it…

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Closing Gaps Between Teeth with Porcelain Veneers

One of the more common questions patients ask New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS is: “What is the best way to close a gap between my two front teeth?” While Dr. Kosdon offers both porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding services, his preference is typically to use porcelain veneers to conceal gaps for patients who are good candidates. There are several reasons for this choice, and Dr. Kosdon explains why in one of his latest blogs on our sister…

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How to Properly Care for Porcelain Veneers

When high-quality porcelain veneers are properly cared for, they can last for decades. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS receives lots of questions from patients, and even individuals online, seeking advice about the best ways to care for veneers. First off, it is important to know what type of veneers you have or are planning to get. If your veneers are made from 100% porcelain ceramic, which is very similar to enamel, they are likely very resistant to staining,…

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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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