Porcelain Veneers

Do Porcelain Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic material that are designed to fit over the front portion of each tooth to change its appearance. Ideally, only a small amount of enamel is removed from teeth to accommodate the slender thickness of each veneer. The goal is to create a strong bond and seamless transition between the tooth body and the veneer, so that the result looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. New York City cosmetic dentist Michael…

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What Porcelain Veneers Shade & Translucency is Ideal for Me?

There is a world of options when it comes to customizing your porcelain veneers. From ceramic materials (like e.max® and feldspathic porcelain) to a wide range of colors, thicknesses, and translucencies—it’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you do not have the right cosmetic dentist to guide you through the process. Experienced New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS has spent decades transforming smiles with porcelain veneers, and even has veneers himself! Over his career, Dr. Kosdon has developed his…

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How Do I Get Rid of Tetracycline Stains on My Teeth?

For those who don’t know, tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. When the teeth are exposed to tetracycline during development as a child, we now know that tetracycline can bind to calcium and cause moderate to severe tooth discoloration in adulthood. The stains can be a variety of shades—gray, brown, or yellow—and unfortunately, this type of tooth discoloration is essentially permanent. Due to the nature of the stains, neither over-the-counter nor professional-grade teeth whitening…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Give Me a Bigger Smile?

When a patient desires a “bigger smile”, it usually means they could benefit from a wider arch of upper front teeth and/or somewhat larger teeth. For individuals like these, cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS often suggests porcelain veneers as an effective solution for changing the appearance of: A narrow smile Small teeth Worn teeth Uneven teeth Crowded and/or misaligned teeth Transforming the front upper teeth into a big, beautiful smile can be as simple as placing eight porcelain veneers. Dr….

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Can I Whiten Discoloration Between My Porcelain Veneers?

Patients who develop stains or discoloration between teeth enhanced with porcelain veneers may be inclined to think professional teeth whitening treatments or over-the-counter bleaching products can solve their dilemma. Unfortunately, these options do not provide the results they are looking for. Because of the unique nature of these stains, New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS recommends a different solution—visit a skilled dental hygienist who can perform a special polishing treatment designed to address stains between teeth! On our…

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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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