Porcelain Veneers

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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Are Minimal-Prep Dental Veneers Right for Me?

Dental veneers come in a variety of types, and many patients are interested in those that require as little alteration to their existing teeth as possible. In some cases, a tooth that is being fitted for a porcelain veneer must be altered to a certain degree in order to provide the best possible functional and aesthetic result. These alterations generally involve the removal of a relatively small amount of enamel and modifying the tooth in such a way that it…

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Closing Gaps Between Teeth with Porcelain Veneers

One of the more common questions patients ask New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS is: “What is the best way to close a gap between my two front teeth?” While Dr. Kosdon offers both porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding services, his preference is typically to use porcelain veneers to conceal gaps for patients who are good candidates. There are several reasons for this choice, and Dr. Kosdon explains why in one of his latest blogs on our sister…

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How to Properly Care for Porcelain Veneers

When high-quality porcelain veneers are properly cared for, they can last for decades. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS receives lots of questions from patients, and even individuals online, seeking advice about the best ways to care for veneers. First off, it is important to know what type of veneers you have or are planning to get. If your veneers are made from 100% porcelain ceramic, which is very similar to enamel, they are likely very resistant to staining,…

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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

While it is a common belief that porcelain veneers last between 10 and 15 years, the truth is that today’s high-quality porcelain veneers have the potential to last for multiple decades. New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS explains that when porcelain veneers are designed, fabricated, and placed in keeping with the highest standards in aesthetic dentistry, the results can withstand the test of time. Proper care and protection are also critical for maximizing the lifespan of veneers. Though…

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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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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 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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