Patient Questions

Should I Choose Porcelain Veneers or Crowns to Restore Worn Teeth?

As we age, teeth can become gradually worn and shortened due to friction from normal use. For some, harmful teeth grinding and clenching, along with damaging habits like nail-biting and chewing on ice, can hasten noticeable dental wear at an earlier age. Worn teeth pose both a structural and aesthetic challenge for many of Dr. Michael Kosdon’s patients who are interested in restoring their smiles. Typically, he suggests either porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns as effective solutions for strengthening and…

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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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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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