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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.
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ImplantsA full smile not only improves your appearance but is also essential to good oral health. Luckily, dental implants offer an excellent, long-term solution if you've lost one or more teeth, and are among the services and treatments offered by your Fresno, CA, dentist, Dr. Curt Posey.

Dental implants offer important benefits for Fresno residents

Other restoration methods replace your crown, the part of the tooth you see when you open your mouth. A dental implant replaces your entire missing tooth by using titanium implants to serve as synthetic roots. After the implants are added to your jawbone during minor oral surgery, they slowly begin to bond your jawbone, a process that takes several months and is termed as osseointegration. Once this fusion period is over, dental crowns are attached to the tops of implants to create an entire new tooth.

Creation of a new rooted tooth offers several advantages, including:

  • Easier Chewing: It can be difficult to take a bite of an apple or tear apart a piece of steak if your tooth restoration doesn't replace your roots. Without the support of strong roots, it's difficult to generate enough power to bite, tear, and shred food. Your implants provide a secure foundation for your crowns and make eating easy and comfortable.
  • Improved Appearance: A gap in your smile can lead to feelings of lowered self-esteem, particularly when the space in your teeth is very obvious. A missing tooth may eventually affect your other teeth, too. Once a tooth is gone, adjacent teeth begin to drift toward the opening. Overlapping teeth can make you feel even more self-conscious about your appearance. Dental implants prevent drifting and help you keep your teeth straighter.
  • Better Oral Hygiene: Cavity-causing plaque can become trapped between overlapping teeth, which may increase your tooth decay risk. No matter how diligently you brush and floss, you won't be able to remove the plaque. Thanks to your dental implant, however, you won't have to worry about an increased cavity risk due to drifting teeth.
  • Stronger Jawbone: Your roots not only secure your teeth but also stimulate your jawbone and keep it strong. This means that losing one or more teeth can result in a weaker, smaller jawbone. Once your jawbone shrinks, you may lose additional teeth or notice that your face begins to sag. Dental implants stimulate the bone and prevent it from shrinking.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call your Fresno, CA, dentist Dr. Curt Posey at (559) 227-6755 to schedule an appointment.

By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
August 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistrySome people are just born with naturally strong, aesthetically attractive teeth. But more often than not, cosmetic dentistry is responsible for many of the beautiful smiles you see on your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and favorite celebrities. Whether you are looking to whiten your teeth or to correct other cosmetic damage like cracks, chips, uneven teeth, or spacing problems, there are a number of options available to help you get your ideal smile. Dr. Curt Posey, a cosmetic dentist in Fresno, CA, offers a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services.

Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options in Fresno, CA

Cosmetic dentistry services are designed to fix aesthetic damage to your teeth, and can also overlap with restorative treatments in the case of tooth loss and root canal therapy. The most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic contouring and reshaping

Cosmetic dental procedures are designed to change the size, color, and shape of a damaged or misshaped tooth. (Gaps and spaces due to bite and alignment problems may require orthodontic treatment). Some of the most common cosmetic issues include:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips or cracks
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Mild to moderate gaps and spacing
  • Uneven or poorly shaped teeth

Even if your teeth are otherwise healthy and have not necessarily been damaged by tooth decay or trauma, you may simply wish to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry to change the size or shape of your teeth to make them more symmetrical, which is also very common. Cosmetic dentistry offers solutions to fix a damaged smile or to make general improvements to your smile.

Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Fresno, CA

For more information about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and to find the procedure that is best for your needs, contact our office by calling (559) 227-6755 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Posey today.

By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
February 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

You can have the smile you have always wanted even if you have damaged or missing teeth. Technological advances allow your Fresno, cosmetic dentistryCA, dentist to offer many options. Cosmetic dentistry provides dental implants, crowns, teeth whitening and much more to help you improve your teeth and your overall appearance. This can change the way that you approach other things in your life. Dr. Curt Posey can help you understand all of your options and get excellent results.

When you first meet with your Fresno dentist, Dr. Posey, he will want to go over your dental history and look at your teeth. If it has been a while since your last visit, he may want to take an x-ray to see if the teeth are strong. If your teeth are healthy but you are looking to improve their appearance, we can offer teeth whitening and remove any stains that you might have accumulated. If you are missing teeth it is possible that we can use implants in order to replace the teeth. Using dental crowns is often suggested if you have teeth that are strong, but damaged with cracks, chips or discolorations. This can provide you with a way to strengthen the teeth and keep them from further damage. Another way cosmetic dentistry can help you is with veneers to cover teeth that are not attractive and bonding to fill gaps and cracks in the teeth. Your dentist will offer one or several of these treatments to help make your own natural teeth look newer.

Whatever your dental situation, we can help you find solutions. At Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc., in Fresno, CA, we look forward to providing you with a wide range of options to produce beautiful teeth and a healthy smile. Don’t wait to find out how we can help you get closer to that confident smile you have always wanted. The longer you put off seeking help the more likely it is that your teeth will get worse making repairs more challenging. Call us at (559) 227-6755 to schedule an appointment with our team.

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