Porcelain Veneers

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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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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What Are My Cosmetic Dentistry Options?

In addition to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, our cosmetic dentistry patients want to have smiles that make them feel proud and beautiful. Dr. Michael Kosdon is experienced with a range of advanced techniques that can make your smile the best it can be. Whether you are concerned about stains, discoloration, cracks, chips, gaps and spaces, uneven teeth or missing teeth, Dr. Kosdon can design a custom-tailored treatment plan to achieve your goals and transform your smile. Cosmetic dentistry options…

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Why Visit A Cosmetic Dentist?

With modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry technology and techniques, you can transform a number of aesthetic dental issues – from missing teeth to crooked, chipped, cracked, or unevenly spaced teeth – into a beautiful smile more easily than ever before. However, it is important to seek out a dentist who is qualified and experienced to perform cosmetic dentistry procedures that often require an artistic eye in addition to knowledge and skill. Since dentists can refer to themselves as “cosmetic dentists”…

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Does Porcelain Dental Veneer Treatment Hurt?

Porcelain dental veneers can resolve a number of cosmetic and functional issues with your teeth. They can mask the appearance of stains and discolorations that are too deep for teeth whitening procedures to improve, and they can correct signs of chips, spaces, and teeth misalignment issues as well. They are also known to provide patients with extraordinarily long-lasting and natural-looking results. One of the questions our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Kosdon, is frequently asked by patients is whether the porcelain…

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Teeth Whitening Vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which is the Best Option?

Are you looking to give your teeth a whiter, healthier, and more refreshed look? Teeth whitening and porcelain dental veneers are two effective and popular treatment options that can accomplish those goals. Dr. Michael Kosdon utilizes some of the most advanced materials and dental techniques to perform teeth whitening and porcelain veneer procedures here at our practice, and he has beautifully renewed the smiles of many patients with these state-of-the-art treatments. With that in mind, how do you know which…

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