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How has the practice of cosmetic dentistry changed and evolved in recent years?

Cosmetic dentistry has been radically changed by computer science and material science.

Computer science and graphic arts first changed cosmetic dentistry by enabling the dentist to use graphic arts programs to design a patient’s beautiful smile using the mathematics that have been determined to create beauty and symmetry.

DYK: The very first “cosmetic imaging” program in dentistry was one that Westchester County Dentist Dr. Kenneth Magid brought over from plastic surgery.    

Using this computerized smile design in our office, we are able to show the patient the way they will look after their makeover and discuss changes and options to achieve the perfect smile without touching the patient’s teeth.

As recently as a couple of months ago this has been improved with software that can “place the new smile” in the patient’s face, allowing them to move and function while looking into a computer tablet and actually try on different changes to see the one that most appeals to the patient and dentist.


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With computer graphic changes, your dentist can then determine the changes to the patient’s teeth that will be necessary to create the beautiful smile.  The new computerized preview can then be sent to a 3D printer to create a virtual makeover which can be used for the temporary “trial” veneers.

Once the teeth have been appropriately prepared, computer graphics can be combined with CAD-CAM systems to create a digital “impression” of the preparations.

The top Westchester County dentist or cosmetic dental laboratory can then choose to mill out the new veneers from an assortment of ceramic materials or mill out wax materials for further processing into the new veneers.

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What are some of the techniques, materials and approaches that have shaped these changes recently?

Material science has radically changed the options available for cosmetic dentistry.  The original material for “porcelain” veneers has always been feldspathic porcelain.  This material is used in a powder state which is hand built up by talented dental ceramists to create beautiful veneers.

It takes many years of experience for a ceramist to create the beautiful effects that feldspathic porcelain can provide and this is still the “gold standard” used for the vast majority of our veneers.

As a result of the introduction of materials such a lucite reinforced porcelain such as Empress or lithium disilicate materials like eMax, dentists or dental laboratories can utilize CAD CAM to produce beautiful veneers with different physical properties than feldspathic porcelain.

In cases of patients that have habits such as tooth grinding and nail biting or patients with very difficult “bites” these newer materials make veneers possible.

Our innovative technology keeps us on the cutting edge.

We’ve recently gotten our fifth generation of CAD- CAM system. For those of you who have been amazed at the ability to do a crown or onlay in one visit while you watch the robotic mill create the restoration, the process has been made even faster and more exact, and the capability of this amazing technology has been expanded.

Combined with our 3D printer and 3D CT scan x-ray, we can do amazing things with computer guided implants, clear aligner orthodontics, and reconstructive dentistry.

We have expanded our use of light technology called transillumination to supplement or replace X-rays. Dr. Magid pioneered this technology and wrote one of the first publications on its use.



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Dr. Kenneth Magid is currently the Director of Pre-Doctoral Laser Dentistry and Associate Clinical Professor at NYU College of Dentistry and is the Assistant Director of Honors Esthetics.  He has appeared on national television and radio shows to discuss high tech and cosmetic dentistry including ABC and The New York Times. Dr. Magid lectures throughout the U.S. and Canada and is a contributor to many journals on topics including “Minimally Invasive” Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Digital Radiography, Air-Abrasion dentistry, “21st Century Dentistry” and Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Dr. Magid received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Magid had practiced dentistry for over 40 years and practices at Advanced Dentistry of Westchester in Harrison, NY. Dr. Magid was inducted into The International College of Dentists (ICD) in recognition of his services to the field of dentistry. The top 4% of dentists worldwide are offered fellowship to The ICD, the pre-eminent honorary organization of the world’s top dentists who have by their actions demonstrated an interest and concern for their communities and profession. 

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  • Kenneth S. Magid, DDS, FICD
  • Sabrina Magid-Katz, DMD
  • 163 Halstead Ave. • Harrison, NY 10528
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