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By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
October 21, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

A confident smile can be yours with the help of cosmetic dentistry.

Desiring a more attractive smile, whether that means a whiter or straighter smile, isn’t anything new. For centuries, people have been focused on ways to enhance and improve their smiles to make them feel and look their best. If you are ready to say goodbye to certain dental imperfections with the help of cosmetic dentistry, our Fresno, CA, dentist Dr. Curt Posey has you covered.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a special field of dentistry that focuses on improving the overall esthetics of a person’s smile. The cosmetic dentistry services we offer here in Fresno, CA, can be tailored to your needs. After all, we know that no two smiles are ever the same, so we can easily adjust and alter your treatment to meet your cosmetic goals. Cosmetic dentistry can be an ideal treatment regardless of whether you’re dealing with minor flaws or more widespread issues. We treat it all!

What types of cosmetic dentistry are available?

We want our patients to have choices when it comes to the types of cosmetic dentistry services we offer here in Fresno, CA. We can treat most cosmetic issues with the help of these most popular cosmetic treatments,

● Teeth whitening: Dr. Posey can help you get your smile several shades whiter in one hour or less
● Dental bonding: Tooth-colored resin is bonded to areas of a tooth to cover small chips, cracks, discolorations and gaps between teeth
● Tooth and gum reshaping: Tissue or enamel is removed to reshape excess gum tissue and improve uneven gum lines, as well as improve the shape and size of oddly shaped or extremely pointy teeth
● Dental veneers: These thin porcelain shells cover the front of your teeth to hide most imperfections, helping you achieve a whiter, straighter and more symmetrical smile as a whole

Who is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Most healthy individuals who maintain good oral health are ideal candidates for cosmetic dentistry. If your smile is strong and healthy but has imperfections such as crookedness, gaps between teeth, discolorations and chips and cracks, then our dental team is here to help. Before getting cosmetic dentistry, we will need to take x-rays of your smile, as well as perform a thorough examination of your mouth to check for decay or gum disease. We want to make sure there are no oral diseases present before beginning treatment.

If you want to sit down with our Fresno, CA, family dentist Dr. Posey to discuss your cosmetic dentistry needs, then simply call us at (559) 227-6755 to schedule your initial consultation. It’s never too late to get the smile you want.

By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
June 23, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

It’s common to have flaws in your smile that you aren’t totally comfortable with. Luckily, there’s a cosmetic dentistry procedure available for you. Your dentist, Dr. Curt Posey, in Fresno, CA, can help you choose from multiple procedures to get the smile that you’ve always wanted.

Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Depending on what flaws you struggle with, your dentist in Fresno, CA, can recommend a cosmetic procedure that can help give you a nearly perfect smile. Some common types of cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Porcelain Veneers- If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities have such perfect smiles, the answer is usually porcelain veneers. Veneers are porcelain shells that are put over your teeth to correct most issues that you may struggle with. Your dentist will use veneers to cover any yellowing, crookedness, misalignment, cracks, or chips in your smile. The porcelain is also fairly stain-resistant and is easy to care for.
  • Teeth Whitening- Over time, it’s common for teeth to get stained or yellowed. It may feel embarrassing to show off your dull smile and you may want to brighten your teeth up. Professional teeth whitening is the best way to give yourself the bright smile that you deserve. Whitening can be done in-office by your dentist or through a take-home kit. With the in-office whitening, you should see results almost instantly after treatment is done.
  • Dental Bonding- If your teeth are chipped or cracked, bonding can help fill these gaps in. Bonding is done with a tooth-colored material and will be almost completely invisible to others.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Give yourself a flawless smile with cosmetic dentistry! Contact Dr. Posey in Fresno, CA, to find out which cosmetic dentistry procedure is the best choice for you and your smile! Call today at (559) 227-6755.

By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
November 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Most people would like to change up their smiles--even just a bit. Maybe a chipped tooth or dental stains make them self-conscious. Or, extractions have created unsightly gaps. Whatever your concern, you qualify for smile refurbishments If your teeth and gums are basically healthy. Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Curt Posey, helps scores of people in the Fresno, CA, area achieve smiles they love.

You'll have a lot of choices

Cosmetic dentistry has developed so much over the past several years, patients enjoy almost endless options, states the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). How can you know what to choose?

Arrange a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in his Fresno, CA, office. Dr. Posey likes to do a complete health exam before beginning a smile makeover. He'll share the results with you and then discuss your ideas.

So, be prepared before going to your appointment. Here are some things you may wish to consider:

  • Would you like to correct some obvious smile flaws such as uneven tooth length, stains from coffee and cigarettes, or defects such as missing or crooked teeth?
  • How much of your time and personal budget can you devote to your dental work?
  • Are you preparing for a special occasion such as a wedding or class reunion and wish to optimize your results quickly?
  • Are conventional tooth replacements or dental implants your best options for replacing missing teeth?

Together, you and Dr. Posey will arrive at a treatment plan suited to your appearance, age, gender, goals, budget, and what's realistically possible. And remember, Dr. Posey uses a holistic approach to all his dental treatments. So, you know he works with you to achieve a smile that is healthy, functional, attractive, and perfect for you and no one else.

What we offer

You may choose from or combine these popular aesthetic services:

  1. Professional teeth whitening to remove years of dental stains without harming your tooth enamel or gum tissue
  2. Composite resin bonding to repair cracks, gaps, poor shape and size, and other flaws with a durable mix of glass and plastic
  3. Dental implant placement, today's finest tooth replacement option
  4. Porcelain crowns, jackets of beautiful ceramic crafted to cover and protect damaged or misshapen teeth
  5. Porcelain veneers, super-thin laminates designed to disguise dental defects and to strengthen weak enamel
  6. White fillings, the lifelike and durable alternatives to metal restorations
  7. Contouring and reshaping, a reshaping of irregular enamel edges and surfaces to improve the shape and size of selected teeth.

Get ready

Your new smile is on its way when you consult with your cosmetic dentist in Fresno, CA, Dr. Curt Posey. To learn more, phone our office at (559) 227-6755.

By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Your smile needs a boost. Small gaps and chips detract from it. Dr. Curt Posey, your cosmetic dentist in Fresno, understands and offers a wide array of cosmetic services to improve your smile. One is porcelain veneers. Permanent, bright and perfectly shaped to complement your teeth and gums, veneers remake smiles beautifully.

A great smile

How should it look? To the beholder, it should be straight, bright, gap-free and more. To the person who owns that smile, it should express his or her personality and allow them to speak and laugh freely.

Your cosmetic dentist in Fresno, Dr. Posey, sees many kinds of smiles in his dental practice. While their health and function are his main concerns, he knows his patients worry about:

  • How long or short their teeth are
  • Stains which come from smoking, coffee or other factors
  • Gaps, crookedness and other alignment issues
  • What other people think when they smile

As such, Dr. Posey offers cosmetic dentistry consultations. These comprehensive examinations include friendly discussions of smile goals. They help both dentist and patient decide what improvements are possible and which could yield the best possible results. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says you'll be pleasantly surprised at what your dentist can achieve and at the versatility and quality of materials and procedures.

How porcelain veneers work

One of today's most popular aesthetic treatments is porcelain veneers. Also termed dental laminates, these thin pieces of fine ceramic cover the front of teeth which have any number and kinds of flaws. Common ones are gaps, stains, chips, mild rotations, and crowding. Veneers feature lifelike beauty and contribute a good measure of resiliency to teeth in the smile zone at the front of the month.

After agreement on a treatment plan, Dr. Posey resurfaces the front side of the teeth which will receive veneers. He removes about half a millimeter of enamel so the veneers set and bite properly. He also places temporary laminates so you go home with a complete smile.

At the dental lab, a highly skilled technician sculpts your permanent veneers one by one. He or she ensures color, size and shape are appropriate. When you return to Dr. Posey's office, he takes off the temporaries and uses a tooth-colored cement to bond the new veneers in place.

Care of veneers

Brush and floss your veneers just as you do your other teeth. Also, your semi-annual cleanings and examinations with Dr. Posey remain important. Finally, go easy on your veneers. Don't chew ice cubes or rip open plastic packages with your teeth. Wear a mouth guard at night if you're a teeth clencher or grinder to avoid excessive wear and tear.

Enjoy your smile

Porcelain veneers create remarkable smile changes. For more information, call Dr. Posey's office in Fresno, CA, and arrange a consultation. Phone us at (559) 227-6755.

By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
September 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have a few dental flaws that detract from the appearance of your smile? Whether your teeth are crooked, discolored or damaged, cosmetic dentistry treatments can renew your look, and instill newfound confidence! Here at the Fresno, CA, office of your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Curt Posey, we can help you choose the ideal treatment option for you—read on to learn more!

Do you have a flaw in your tooth enamel?

Cracks, chips, bumps, pits, and other imperfections on the front surfaces of teeth are often very noticeable, even if the flaws are small. In these situations, bonding or dental veneers can hide these flaws and don't require extensive dental work.

  • For the bonding process, tooth-colored composite resin is added to your teeth and then hardened with a curing light in order to cover any noticeable flaws.
  • Dental veneers are thin porcelain or plastic shells attached to the fronts of teeth with dental cement. These restorations cover up aesthetic flaws and leave you with a beautiful smile.

Are your teeth crooked?

Orthodontic treatment not only improves your appearance but may also correct bite problems and make chewing easier. If you have crooked teeth, you may benefit from one of these treatment methods:

  • Metal or Ceramic Braces: The braces are attached to the fronts of your teeth with wires and brackets. Regular adjustments to the wires gradually improve the position of your teeth.
  • Sublingual Braces: These braces work the same way as metal and ceramic braces, but are attached to the backs of teeth.
  • Invisalign: Invisalign straightens teeth using clear, removable aligner trays worn over the teeth.

Is your smile dull?

Teeth whitening or veneers can brighten dull, stained teeth. Whitening treatment performed in your Fresno dentist's office only takes about an hour, but it can leave your teeth three to eight shades whiter after just one appointment!

Veneers offer a longer-lasting option and allow you to choose the degree of whiteness you prefer. Teeth whitening results generally last for about two or three years, while veneers keep your teeth whiter for 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced.

Give us a call

Are you ready to transform your smile? If so, call your Fresno, CA, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Curt Posey, at (559) 227-6755 to schedule an appointment.

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