Cosmetic Dentistry

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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