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Am I a Candidate for Minimal- or No-Preparation Porcelain Veneers?

When it comes to just about any kind of dental care, many patients understandably want the most conservative treatment possible. This desire often extends to treatment with porcelain veneers, and fortunately, our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist strives to provide our patients with a conservative approach whenever possible. While some patients may inevitably need small alterations and modifications to their existing tooth structure before placement of a veneer, others may only need very little adjustment or no adjustment at all. In…

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What are the Side Effects of Sedation Dentistry?

In our last blog post, we talked about the many types and benefits of sedation dentistry and how advanced techniques offered by Dr. Michael Kosdon can help you take the fear out of going to the dentist. Today, we’ll discuss what you can expect in terms of potential side effects of these techniques. Fortunately, extreme side effects of sedation dentistry are very rare; however, Dr. Kosdon encourages you to be completely honest with him about your medical history and any…

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Fighting Your Fear of the Dentist: The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Anxiety about dental treatment is nothing to be ashamed of; in fact, millions of Americans have some degree of fear when they think about visiting the dentist. The problem is that many people who have dental phobia do not get the treatment they need, which can lead to the significant deterioration of oral health and even risks to one’s overall health. Here at the practice of Dr. Michael Kosdon, we want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible so…

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Can I Afford Dental Implants?

Dental implants can be a permanent way to replace missing teeth. Once securely placed and fitted with a customized crown, dental implants can not only look and feel natural, they can also improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak. Additionally, they require no additional maintenance aside from routine brushing and flossing. The cost of dental implants can vary depending on a variety of different factors, including the number of dental implants you may need. During your consultation, our experienced…

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How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance and function of your teeth by covering up chips, cracks, discolorations, and other minor imperfections. The thin, highly stain-resistant porcelain shells are custom-designed to cover the visible parts of your affected teeth. If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Kosdon, can evaluate your teeth during a consultation to determine if this is the most effective treatment option for your unique need and goals. Provided you are a good…

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How Porcelain Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option that can quickly transform your smile. You may be a candidate for this cosmetic treatment if your teeth have gaps, chips, stains, cracks, or minor misalignments. The thin, custom-made porcelain shells can be designed to closely resemble the look and feel of natural teeth. In addition to their natural-looking appearance, porcelain veneers can often restore your smile in many other ways. Veneers can immediately alter the length and/or shape of your teeth,…

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