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Can I Close a Gap Between My Front Teeth with Two Veneers?

When you have a gap between your front two teeth, porcelain veneers may be used to provide an effective solution for improving the appearance of your smile. NYC cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS, often recommends high-quality veneers to change the size, shape, color, and alignment of teeth with beautiful, long-lasting results. While cosmetic bonding may be an alternative option for closing gaps between teeth and concealing an array of other aesthetic imperfections, the composite material does not last as long…

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Can I Whiten Discoloration Between My Porcelain Veneers?

For some patients who receive porcelain veneers, staining can occur at the margins of the veneers, causing the appearance of discoloration between the teeth. This may happen for a couple of different reasons—either microleakage of bonding material used to cement the veneers to the front of teeth or visible tooth material along the border of the veneers. New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS advises individuals who experience staining not to use at-home bleaching kits or abrasive toothpastes to…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Give Me a Bigger Smile?

According to cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS—who is renowned for his outstanding smile design techniques and smile makeover transformations—it is important to have the right proportion of top teeth showing when one smiles. Every smile and face is unique; however, it is common for the eight top front teeth to be visible in an “ideal” smile. If the upper pre-molars or canines are hidden behind the teeth in front of them (due to crowding, tooth size/shape, or, in some cases,…

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Can I Straighten My Crooked Teeth Without Braces?

For individuals who are interested in straightening the appearance of their teeth without braces and orthodontics, NYC cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS offers custom porcelain veneers. In addition to correcting a wide array of cosmetic dental concerns—including tooth discoloration, chipped teeth, and irregularly shaped teeth—porcelain veneers can be an excellent option for addressing mild to moderate misalignment and gaps between teeth. To learn more about using porcelain veneers to correct misaligned or irregularly spaced teeth, we invite you to visit…

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What Porcelain Veneers Shade & Translucency is Ideal for Me?

Patients who do a lot of research on porcelain veneers before coming to Dr. Michael Kosdon’s NYC cosmetic dentistry office can sometimes jump ahead to specific questions about which material they should pick, what color their veneers should be, how translucent their veneers will look, and other aesthetic inquiries. For Dr. Kosdon, questions like these are best answered after he has had the opportunity to complete a dental exam, discuss areas of concern, perform a cosmetic evaluation, and develop a…

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Do My Front Teeth Need New Fillings or Porcelain Crowns?

When visible front teeth end up with multiple fillings that require replacement, it may be wise to consider custom porcelain crowns that can provide lasting strength, protection, and aesthetic enhancement. There are many benefits that porcelain crowns can offer patients with this type of dental challenge: Porcelain crowns can whiten the appearance of visible teeth with dark metal fillings. Crowns designed by our cosmetic dentist—Dr. Michael Kosdon—are created with shade-matched, stain-resistant ceramic material that blends with your surrounding teeth. High-quality…

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How Do I Whiten My Discolored Veneers?

If your veneers have yellowed or discolored since they were placed, the problem is likely the material the veneers are made of. While high-quality porcelain veneers are colorfast and stain-resistant, composite resin veneers—which are made of a durable plastic material rather than ceramic—can change color as they age. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to “whiten” the appearance of composite veneers. For individuals struggling with discolored veneers, our New York City cosmetic dentist—Michael Kosdon, DDS—recommends replacing your composite…

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How Do I Whiten My Discolored Veneers?

If your veneers have yellowed or discolored since they were placed, the problem is likely the material the veneers are made of. While high-quality porcelain veneers are colorfast and stain-resistant, composite resin veneers—which are made of a durable plastic material rather than ceramic—can change color as they age. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to “whiten” the appearance of composite veneers. For individuals struggling with discolored veneers, our New York City cosmetic dentist—Michael Kosdon, DDS—recommends replacing your composite…

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How to Choose a Dentist for Porcelain Veneers

Whether you are interested in porcelain veneers for a complete smile makeover or want to make a specific improvement to the appearance of your smile, choosing the right dentist for your procedure is the key to achieving satisfying results. Furthermore, high-quality veneers and superior dental work are not inexpensive, which makes it necessary to invest a significant amount of trust in the dentist you decide on. Cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS has an established reputation for excellence and has been…

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At-Home Dental Care During the COVID-19 Crisis

Typically, professional dental cleanings and exams should be performed at least every six months, but with the current statewide shelter-in-place order, these non-essential services have been put on hold. Although our practice is not open for non-emergency dental appointments during the COVID-19 crisis, we are still focused on helping our patients maintain good oral health at home. Our New York City cosmetic dentist, Michael Kosdon, DDS, always emphasizes that optimal dental health and proper oral hygiene create the foundation of…

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