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Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist on a New Year Smile Makeover

According to the latest study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), cosmetic dental procedures have seen a significant increase in popularity over the past five years, with teeth whitening growing by 300%, porcelain veneers by 250%, and dental bonding by 100%. Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Kosdon says he sees a particular rise in the demand for aesthetic procedures around the turn of the new year. Dr. Kosdon discusses key elements of the most popular procedures and the improved confidence patients can experience with the proper treatment.

At his Manhattan cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Michael Kosdon says he has begun to see the surge in patients seeking cosmetic dental enhancements before the holidays and the new year. With teeth whitening procedures having already increased by 300% in the past five years according to the most recent statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Kosdon says the popularity of aesthetic procedures will only continue to grow through the new year as more and more patients seek the improved confidence and appearance that a new smile can bring. He adds that he has seen similar demand at his practice for dental bonding and porcelain veneers in New York City.

Dr. Kosdon says porcelain veneers, a thin, wafer-like strip of porcelain placed directly on teeth, can help correct both aesthetic and functional conditions such as cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, and teeth misalignment. While dental veneers adhere directly to teeth and often require reshaping or removing a small portion of the teeth, Dr. Kosdon says a procedure such as teeth whitening can significantly enhance the appearance of one’s smile without significantly altering dental structure. Teeth whitening, according to another AACD study, is expected by 57% of member dentists to be the top cosmetic office procedure in 2011. With such a wide array of successful dental enhancements available today, Dr. Kosdon says patients should be aware of the benefits these procedures can offer in order to help them take steps towards greater self-confidence and a brighter smile.

As many people will be heading to holiday parties and celebrations for the new year, Dr. Kosdon says a cosmetic dental enhancement can provide patients with the chance to feel confident about their appearance in social settings without having the burdens of hiding imperfections in their smile. He recommends consulting with a specialized cosmetic dentist before undergoing any procedure. “With the proper treatment from a qualified and experienced dentist, patients can achieve the best possible outcomes.”

About Michael Kosdon, DDS

Dr. Michael Kosdon received his dental degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed advanced training from the Las Vegas Institute. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and several other major professional organizations. Dr. Kosdon is an Invisalign® Elite Provider and has performed hundreds of smile makeover procedures and thousands of porcelain veneer treatments. He maintains practices in both Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.

Dr. Kosdon’s New York practice is located at 30 Central Park South, Suite 12D, New York, NY 10019 and can be contacted at (212) 658-1440. He can also be reached online via the website or