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How Long Can Porcelain Veneers Really Last?

High-quality porcelain veneers placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist can last longer than you may think. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS explains that patients often mistakenly believe veneers may only last 10 to 15 years before requiring replacement. Today’s state-of-the-art materials and techniques, combined with Dr. Kosdon’s expertise, can actually help individuals achieve results with porcelain veneers that may last for multiple decades with proper care. When veneers are designed, fabricated, and placed with the utmost attention to…

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Can Porcelain Veneers or Crowns Restore My Worn Teeth?

Whether your teeth are worn due to the natural aging process or years of teeth grinding and clenching, cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS can design a comprehensive treatment plan for rejuvenating your smile. Most often, either porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns can be used to reinforce tooth structure, lengthen the teeth, and create a healthier, more proportionate appearance. The causes of your worn teeth will play an important role in determining the details of your treatment plan. It is important…

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Can I Whiten My Porcelain Crowns Before Placement?

Some patients desire a change in the color of their all-porcelain crowns after our cosmetic dentist, Michael Kosdon, DDS temporarily cements them in place for a trial period of wear. Typically, these particular cases involve all-ceramic restorations designed for the most visible front teeth. When an adjustment in hue is requested, Dr. Kosdon can send the crowns back to his Master Ceramist for some slight alterations that match the patient’s revised cosmetic goals. On our sister website, Dr. Kosdon has…

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What Shade Should I Pick for My Porcelain Veneers?

During the smile design process, patients are asked to choose the color they prefer for their custom porcelain veneers. Our cosmetic dentist, Michael Kosdon, DDS, typically suggests color options that fit with the overall aesthetic goals and facial characteristics of the patient to help make the decision easier. If you are interested in learning more about how Dr. Kosdon can help you determine the proper color for you veneers, we invite you to read a full blog on this topic…

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How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Smile and Appearance?

Cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS has a unique approach to improving the health, function, and beauty of his patients’ smiles, which allows him to consistently achieve the superior results he is known for. Dr. Kosdon places great emphasis on the consultation and smile design phase of treatment, taking time to get to know each patient, understand their motivations and goals, analyze their overall facial appearance, and develop a customized treatment plan that creates optimal results. For him, each smile makeover…

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What Are The Benefits of Metal-Free Zirconia Dental Implants?

  Metal-free zirconia dental implants are made entirely from high-quality, white ceramic material. From post to crown, this one-piece dental implant is incredibly durable and offers unparalleled esthetics. Additionally, zirconia ceramic material is completely hypoallergenic, biocompatible, and non-corrosive, which can minimize the possibility of soft-tissue irritation, speed healing, and lead to higher long-term success rates. Benefits of metal-free zirconia dental implants can include: High-quality esthetics – Zirconia is one of the most realistic and luminous ceramic materials used for dental…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Create a “Hollywood Smile”?

Are you interested in achieving a smile makeover that gives you a “Hollywood Smile”? Using high-quality, custom-designed porcelain veneers, Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS creates stunning smile transformations. Perfecting the shape, size, shade, spacing, and alignment of teeth can often be accomplished within the span of two visits.   The popularity of porcelain veneers has increased dramatically over the last few years, thanks in part to the many actors, models, recording artists, and even sports stars who have…

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Can Porcelain Veneers Correct Misaligned or Irregular Teeth?

If a series of misaligned or irregular teeth are affecting the aesthetic balance of your smile, porcelain veneers may offer an effective solution. Cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS is highly skilled in the design and placement of porcelain veneers and often recommends them for correcting a wide variety of tooth imperfections with natural-looking, long-lasting results. When treating cases of mild to moderate tooth misalignment with porcelain veneers, Dr. Kosdon works in conjunction with his personal ceramist to create an idealized…

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What Are the Benefits of Mercury-Free Dentistry?

Amalgam (metal or silver) fillings have been used to restore damaged teeth for about 150 years. While many studies have been conducted about the safety of these amalgam fillings, the FDA concluded in 2009 that they are safe for all patients older than six years of age. However, many groups remain skeptical about the mercury content in amalgam fillings and tooth-colored fillings have consequently risen in popularity. At our practice, Dr. Michael Kosdon uses tooth-colored fillings as a mercury-free alternative…

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Does the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?

With unmatched stability, no-hassle maintenance, and natural-looking results, dental implants are our most popular method for replacing a missing teeth. During the first stage of the procedure, a titanium post is placed in the jaw bone, serving as the root for the porcelain crown that forms the visible part of the tooth. Over the course of a few months, the titanium post will fuse to the jawbone, providing unparalleled stability. To help ensure patient safety and comfort during this procedure,…

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