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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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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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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 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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Can Porcelain Veneers Give Me a Bigger Smile?

When a patient desires a “bigger smile”, it usually means they could benefit from a wider arch of upper front teeth and/or somewhat larger teeth. For individuals like these, cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS often suggests porcelain veneers as an effective solution for changing the appearance of: A narrow smile Small teeth Worn teeth Uneven teeth Crowded and/or misaligned teeth Transforming the front upper teeth into a big, beautiful smile can be as simple as placing eight porcelain veneers. Dr….

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Is There a Solution for Excess Gum Tissue?

Thankfully, there is an effective, state-of-the-art solution for correcting the appearance of excess gum (gingival) tissue. Gum recontouring with a dental laser allows NYC cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS to precisely sculpt the gumline for an improved gum-to-tooth ratio. When compared to older methods of gum recontouring which required manual excision of gum tissue, modern laser gum lift techniques can offer several important benefits: Minimally invasive Requires only local anesthetic Faster treatment and healing Improved comfort during and after treatment…

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Can I Whiten Discoloration Between My Porcelain Veneers?

Patients who develop stains or discoloration between teeth enhanced with porcelain veneers may be inclined to think professional teeth whitening treatments or over-the-counter bleaching products can solve their dilemma. Unfortunately, these options do not provide the results they are looking for. Because of the unique nature of these stains, New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS recommends a different solution—visit a skilled dental hygienist who can perform a special polishing treatment designed to address stains between teeth! On our…

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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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