Porcelain Veneers

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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How to Choose a Dentist for Porcelain Veneers

Any dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist and offer porcelain veneers—even if they haven’t had extensive training or experience! This fact makes it important to know what to look for when evaluating potential dentists to perform your porcelain veneers procedure. As a cosmetic dentist who has completed thousands of porcelain veneers cases and earned a reputation for creating outstanding smile transformations, Dr. Michael Kosdon understands first-hand what it takes to deliver beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting results with veneers. In a…

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Porcelain Veneers or Dental Bonding for Natural-Looking Results?

If you have relatively good oral health and an aesthetic dental concern you want to address, chances are that either cosmetic dental bonding or porcelain veneers can provide the improvement you are looking for. For patients who desire a quick, economical solution that provides a somewhat “short-term” solution to correct a small ship, crack, discoloration, or gap, Dr. Michael Kosdon may recommend dental bonding. This treatment utilizes tooth-colored composite resin material (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to conceal…

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How Do I Whiten My Discolored Veneers?

No matter what kind of veneers you have, there is no way to whiten the color once they have been placed. It is important that you like the color of the veneers you choose initially, and our cosmetic dentist—Michael Kosdon, DDS—often recommends selecting a shade that is slightly whiter if you are unsure about the color you want to pick. To address the issue of stains and discoloration, porcelain veneers made from high-quality ceramic material should not change color. The…

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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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