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All-On-4® (Implant-Supported Dentures) vs. Dentures

While traditional removable dentures can slip and shift uncomfortably along the gums, impede speech, and keep you from enjoying a wide range of foods, implant-supported dentures benefit from the added stability of dental implants. This approach typically involves four or more titanium dental implant posts surgically placed within healthy jawbone tissue that act as sturdy anchors for each full-arch denture. Whether you desire to replace all of your upper and or lower teeth, or simply to upgrade your traditional dentures,…

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What Type of Dentist Should I Choose for Porcelain Veneers?

Whether you are interested in porcelain veneers for a complete smile makeover or want to make a specific improvement to the appearance of your smile, choosing the right dentist for your procedure is the key to achieving satisfying results. Furthermore, high-quality veneers and superior dental work are not inexpensive, which makes it necessary to invest a significant amount of trust in the dentist you decide on. Cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS has an established reputation for excellence and has been…

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Should I Choose Porcelain Veneers or Dental Bonding?

Dr. Kosdon has expertise in a wide array of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, and patients frequently seek his advice on the best ways to improve the appearance of their smiles. For individuals with purely cosmetic concerns, porcelain veneers and dental bonding are often discussed as potential treatment options. Both approaches can correct a variety of aesthetic imperfections; however, there are some very distinctive differences that can make one treatment more suitable than the other. On our sister website we…

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Can I Whiten My Veneers?

If your veneers have yellowed or discolored since they were placed, the problem is likely the material the veneers are made of. While high-quality porcelain veneers are colorfast and stain-resistant, composite resin veneers—which are made of a durable plastic material rather than ceramic—can change color as they age. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to “whiten” the appearance of composite veneers. For individuals struggling with discolored veneers, our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist—Michael Kosdon, DDS—recommends replacing your composite resin…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Lengthen Short Teeth?

Relatively healthy teeth that appear short or worn down can often be transformed with the placement of custom porcelain veneers. The porcelain veneers designed and placed by cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS are typically very thin shells of high-quality ceramic material. A veneer is bonded to the front side of each tooth to conceal its appearance and present a new facade that is longer and often more optimally shaped. The color and alignment of each tooth can also be improved…

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Should I Replace My Fillings or Get Porcelain Crowns?

When visible front teeth end up with multiple fillings that require replacement, it may be wise to consider custom porcelain crowns that can provide lasting strength, protection, and aesthetic enhancement. There are many benefits that porcelain crowns can offer patients with this type of dental challenge: Porcelain crowns can whiten the appearance of visible teeth with dark metal fillings. Crowns designed by our cosmetic dentist—Dr. Michael Kosdon—are created with shade-matched, stain-resistant ceramic material that blends with your surrounding teeth. High-quality…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Feel Like Natural Teeth?

When high-quality porcelain veneers are designed, fabricated, fitted, and placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Michael Kosdon, you can anticipate results that both look and feel very natural. Every step of Dr. Kosdon’s smile transformation process is focused on ensuring that each individual receives porcelain veneers that are precisely suited to their dental needs, cosmetic goals, facial aesthetics, and lifestyle. On our sister website, we have posted an in-depth Patient Question & Answer blog on a similar topic:…

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What Shade and Translucency Should My Porcelain Veneers Be?

Patients who do a lot of research on porcelain veneers before coming to Dr. Michael Kosdon’s Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry office can sometimes jump ahead to specific questions about which material they should pick, what color their veneers should be, how translucent their veneers will look, and other aesthetic inquiries. For Dr. Kosdon, questions like these are best answered after he has had the opportunity to complete a dental exam, discuss areas of concern, perform an cosmetic evaluation, and develop…

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How Can I Treat Tetracycline Stains on My Teeth?

When children’s developing teeth are exposed to tetracycline—a common antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections—the result can be gray, brown, and/or yellow stains that significantly impact the appearance of the smile in adulthood. While there are some types of strong professional bleaching systems that claim to be able to correct tetracycline discoloration, the reality is that teeth whitening results are limited in these cases. For patients with this unique type of staining, Dr. Kosdon most often recommends porcelain veneers, a…

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Can I Get a Wider Smile with Porcelain Veneers?

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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