Smile Makeover

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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Is There a Solution for Excess Gum Tissue?

Thankfully, there is an effective, state-of-the-art solution for correcting the appearance of excess gum (gingival) tissue. Gum recontouring with a dental laser allows NYC cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS to precisely sculpt the gumline for an improved gum-to-tooth ratio. When compared to older methods of gum recontouring which required manual excision of gum tissue, modern laser gum lift techniques can offer several important benefits: Minimally invasive Requires only local anesthetic Faster treatment and healing Improved comfort during and after treatment…

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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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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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How Smiles Can Earn You Confidence and More

  I firmly believe that a winning smile can change your life. Whether we like it or not, our smile is often the first thing others notice about us, which can strongly impact the outcome of situations where initial impressions are vital to success. Whether you are searching for a new job, working in the spotlight, or building new relationships to expand your business, a beautiful smile can be a valuable asset. Employers in today’s job market are taking into…

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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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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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