Smile Makeover

Can Porcelain Veneers Give Me a Bigger Smile?

According to cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS—who is renowned for his outstanding smile design techniques and smile makeover transformations—it is important to have the right proportion of top teeth showing when one smiles. Every smile and face is unique; however, it is common for the eight top front teeth to be visible in an “ideal” smile. If the upper pre-molars or canines are hidden behind the teeth in front of them (due to crowding, tooth size/shape, or, in some cases,…

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Can I Straighten My Crooked Teeth Without Braces?

For individuals who are interested in straightening the appearance of their teeth without braces and orthodontics, NYC cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS offers custom porcelain veneers. In addition to correcting a wide array of cosmetic dental concerns—including tooth discoloration, chipped teeth, and irregularly shaped teeth—porcelain veneers can be an excellent option for addressing mild to moderate misalignment and gaps between teeth. To learn more about using porcelain veneers to correct misaligned or irregularly spaced teeth, we invite you to visit…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Fix an Underbite or Overbite?

Many patients are surprised to find out that our New York City cosmetic dentist can correct an overbite or underbite with porcelain veneers. While some types of severe bite concerns may require orthodontic correction, Dr. Michael Kosdon is often able to custom-design a set of veneers that can create optimal bite alignment and eliminate the aesthetic concerns associated with an overbite or underbite. Additionally, patients benefit from the wide range of other aesthetic smile enhancements that can be achieved with…

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Revision of Cosmetic & Restorative Dental Work

Many patients seek Dr. Michael Kosdon’s expertise when it comes time to fine-tune, upgrade, or entirely replace dental work performed by another dentist. Whether individuals are dissatisfied with the appearance or integrity of their porcelain veneers, crowns, bonding, bridges, dentures, or dental implant restorations, Dr. Kosdon has the advanced skill and experience to help them finally achieve beautiful, long-lasting, functional results through revisional cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. Common reasons for dissatisfaction with dental work can include: Aging, discolored, or…

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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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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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