Cosmetic Dentistry

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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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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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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How to Prepare Sensitive Teeth for Teeth Whitening

Whether you are whitening your teeth with an at-home whitening system or undergoing Zoom!® teeth whitening in one of our dental offices, sensitive teeth can become irritated during the whitening process. Aggravation of sensitive teeth can cause discomfort, which may prevent you from completing your treatment and achieving the whiter, brighter results you desire. Fortunately, there are steps that you can follow before whitening to reduce sensitivity and increase your level of comfort during treatment. Prior to teeth whitening, Dr….

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Can Teeth Whitening Damage Gums?

When gum tissue has direct, prolonged contact with whitening gels, it can become irritated. However, it is unlikely that the gums would become seriously damaged from a whitening treatment. To prevent irritation during at-home whitening, Dr. Michael Kosdon creates customized trays that are form-fitted to your teeth, which help ensure that whitening gel exposure is limited to the tooth body and avoids the gumline. Even though the trays are effective for keeping the gums safe, it is important not to…

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