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By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
January 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

You and your friend are discussing dental work, and she says she'd rather have an ailing tooth extracted than have it restored. After all, dental crownsaren't dental crowns expensive and complicated? Frankly, your friend is wrong. In the long run, crowns cost less and spare you the complex process of tooth replacement. If you have a tooth with significant enamel loss, cracks, multiple fillings or even abscess and decay, a porcelain crown (or cap) from your Fresno, CA dentist, Dr. Curt Posey, can bring your smile back to full health and great function--no extraction necessary.

Protect your tooth

Tooth loss is the last thing you want, and it's so unnecessary, too, when you can take advantage of a tried and true restorative procedure called the dental crown. A crown recreates natural tooth structure and protects remaining healthy enamel. In addition, when you choose restoration rather than extraction, you avoid the consequence of tooth loss such as:

  • Unattractive smile gaps
  • Bone loss
  • Gum recession
  • Remaining teeth drifting toward the empty space

Your Fresno dentist places a crown

Dr. Posey uses digital X-rays, an evaluation of your symptoms and oral examination to choose the best restoration for your tooth. If that's a crown, expect to spend two visits at the office--one for reshaping the tooth and the other for bonding the new crown in place.

Your new crown will look just like your natural tooth--only without the decay, fillings or defects which have compromised it in the first place. Dr. Posey typically uses porcelain as his material of choice. It's realistic, durable and versatile, meaning it can be used almost anywhere in the mouth.

Porcelain crowns also restore dental implants for superior tooth replacement and attach fixed bridgework to adjoining natural teeth. They cover abscessed teeth healed by root canal therapy, too. All in all, a crown is a great tool in the hands of a skilled dentist and a definite boon to the patient who wants a complete and healthy set of teeth.

Today's crowns fit accurately, modeled after oral impressions and Dr. Posey's specific treatment instructions. In addition, with routine brushing, flossing and cleanings with Dr. Posey and his team, these restorations last a decade or even more, says the American Dental Association. If you receive a crown and have issues with teeth clenching (bruxism), ask Dr. Posey about a night guard to reduce wear on your restoration.

Find out more

Dr. Posey will be happy to tell you all about dental crowns and how they're used. Contact him at his Fresno, CA office at (559) 227-6755 and arrange your consultation.

By Curt P. Posey, DDS, Inc.
February 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

As anyone who has ever suffered through the agony of a moderate to severely decayed tooth can attest, even the thought of biting into adental crowns grape can be enough to make one swear off eating forever (or at least until the tooth can be repaired). In addition to disrupting eating habits and nutrition, chipped, damaged, or missing teeth can affect everything from a person's speech to their self-esteem and overall quality of life. And while the biggest problem with one or several missing teeth may seem to be cosmetic concerns like the effects on a person's appearance, missing teeth can lead to the loss of healthy bone in the jaw, and impact the stability and health of the surrounding teeth as well.

Dental crowns in Fresno

Porcelain dental crowns, one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments available, can help to correct a wide range of dental problems, from tooth discoloration and decay, to missing teeth. A dental crown is a cap that is placed over the affected tooth or affixed to a bridge to fill in for missing teeth. Fresno, CA based dentist Dr. Curt P. Posey suggests crowns when the damage to a tooth is too substantial to be corrected effectively by dental veneers, or a standard dental filling for deep cavities.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

With good oral hygiene practices and care, a quality dental crown can last up to 15 years. Crowns require the same amount of attention and care as natural teeth, therefore, daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings should be a priority with crowned teeth.

Dental crowns are designed to match the shade and shape of the surrounding teeth, and look incredibly real and natural. A porcelain crown is the perfect combination of a cosmetic and oral health solution for teeth that have been severely damaged or lost to tooth decay and gum disease.

Contact a dentist in Fresno

For more information on how dental crowns can help improve your smile and oral health, contact Dr. Curt P. Posey at 
(559) 227-6755 to schedule an appointment in Fresno today.



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Curt P. Posey, DDS, INC.
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