Cosmetic Dentistry

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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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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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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