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Revision of Cosmetic & Restorative Dental Work

Many patients seek Dr. Michael Kosdon’s expertise when it comes time to fine-tune, upgrade, or entirely replace dental work performed by another dentist. Whether individuals are dissatisfied with the appearance or integrity of their porcelain veneers, crowns, bonding, bridges, dentures, or dental implant restorations, Dr. Kosdon has the advanced skill and experience to help them finally achieve beautiful, long-lasting, functional results through revisional cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. Common reasons for dissatisfaction with dental work can include: Aging, discolored, or…

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Repairing Your Two Front Teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry

The condition of your two front teeth can have a big impact on the overall look of your smile. Our world-class cosmetic dentist, Michael Kosdon, DDS, frequently performs customized cosmetic dentistry procedures aimed at repairing and improving the appearance of the two front teeth. Some of the most common concerns patients have about their front teeth are chips and cracks. Front teeth are especially prone to damage; however, there are many effective treatments that can deliver repairs that blend beautifully…

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Perfect Wedding Day Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

For brides and grooms on both U.S. coasts, Michael Kosdon, DDS is the cosmetic dentist of choice for creating wedding day smile perfection. Offering a vast array of custom cosmetic treatments and procedures, Dr. Kosdon is known for his ability to develop individual treatment plans that can enhance the natural beauty of your face and smile. By personalizing treatment for your unique dental needs and smile goals, he is able to maximize the impact of any procedure to bring you…

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Traditional Dentures vs. All-On-4® and Implant Dentures

Full-arch dentures secured with dental implants, called implant dentures, offer patients an exciting alternative to traditional removable dentures. Instead of relying on adhesives or suction to hold dentures in position, dental implants are surgically placed and allowed to fuse with the jawbone tissue to provide reliable anchors for specially designed dentures. Each full-arch of replacement teeth can be firmly attached to these four or more dental implants for long-lasting, high-quality results. This solid foundation can deliver maximum stability and security…

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How to Choose a Dentist for Porcelain Veneers

Any dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist and offer porcelain veneers—even if they haven’t had extensive training or experience! This fact makes it important to know what to look for when evaluating potential dentists to perform your porcelain veneers procedure. As a cosmetic dentist who has completed thousands of porcelain veneers cases and earned a reputation for creating outstanding smile transformations, Dr. Michael Kosdon understands first-hand what it takes to deliver beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting results with veneers. In a…

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Porcelain Veneers or Dental Bonding for Natural-Looking Results?

If you have relatively good oral health and an aesthetic dental concern you want to address, chances are that either cosmetic dental bonding or porcelain veneers can provide the improvement you are looking for. For patients who desire a quick, economical solution that provides a somewhat “short-term” solution to correct a small ship, crack, discoloration, or gap, Dr. Michael Kosdon may recommend dental bonding. This treatment utilizes tooth-colored composite resin material (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to conceal…

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How Do I Whiten My Discolored Veneers?

No matter what kind of veneers you have, there is no way to whiten the color once they have been placed. It is important that you like the color of the veneers you choose initially, and our cosmetic dentist—Michael Kosdon, DDS—often recommends selecting a shade that is slightly whiter if you are unsure about the color you want to pick. To address the issue of stains and discoloration, porcelain veneers made from high-quality ceramic material should not change color. The…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Fix the Appearance of Short Teeth?

Short teeth can create the appearance of an irregular, disproportionate, or imbalanced-looking smile. Cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS frequently uses custom-designed porcelain veneers to lengthen short or worn teeth for improved smile aesthetics. Whether patients have one, a few, or an entire smile of short teeth, porcelain veneers can provide a beautiful, long-lasting solution. The key to Dr. Kosdon’s success with porcelain veneers lies in his comprehensive smile evaluation and design process, which precisely analyzes patients’ needs and goals to…

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Do My Front Teeth Need New Fillings or Porcelain Crowns?

All dental fillings, whether they are made of metal-amalgam or tooth-colored material, eventually require replacement (usually every two to ten years) and may not maintain a desirable appearance as they age. These issues are typically most pronounced when fillings are placed in the front teeth. Known as incisors, front teeth are the most visible part of any smile, and the presence of fillings can create a variety of aesthetic concerns and potential dental health issues: Dark discoloration Yellowing composite resin…

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Do Porcelain Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic material that are designed to fit over the front portion of each tooth to change its appearance. Ideally, only a small amount of enamel is removed from teeth to accommodate the slender thickness of each veneer. The goal is to create a strong bond and seamless transition between the tooth body and the veneer, so that the result looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. New York City cosmetic dentist Michael…

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