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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 17, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you feel that your smile has faded over time? Yellowed or stained teeth are hard to be proud of. However, there is actually an easy answer to this problem. Your Fresno, CA dentist, Dr. Curt P. Posey, DDS, can bring your teeth back to the shining smile they once were with professional teeth whitening sessions performed right in his office.Teeth Whitening

Understanding How Staining Works
The teeth are made up of two layers. The hard, white outer layer, called the enamel, and the softer, yellow-colored inner layer called the dentin. Outside elements like coffee, tea or tobacco use can cause stains to form on the enamel. The enamel is porous, allowing these stains to seep down into the lower dentin layer. When this happens, the discoloration is much harder to lighten. Staining can also occur due to the enamel wearing away over time, allowing the dentin’s yellow color to show through the white enamel. Additionally, trauma to the tooth may cause staining to form directly on the dentin layer.

Some stains may respond to weaker, at-home whitening kits. However, these kits do not provide the drastic results that in-office whitening procedures do. In-office procedures are performed by professionals who supervise the process. This means the chemicals used to break the bonds that hold together the stain’s molecules can be much stronger. These stronger whitening agents provide greater results in a shorter amount of time.

The Teeth Whitening Procedure
Whitening sessions usually take about an hour. Your Fresno dentist Dr. Posey will use a dental appliance inserted into the mouth to cover the gum tissue. Next, whitening agents are applied to the teeth. A special whitening light is directed at the teeth to speed up the whitening process. The procedure is normally made up of three 15-minute segments. Your dentist then applies additional whitening agents to the teeth after each segment. You will see results immediately. Your teeth can be up to 10 shades whiter than at the beginning of the session.

To learn more about teeth whitening, contact Dr. Curt P. Posey, DDS in Fresno, CA. Please call (559) 227-6755 to schedule your appointment today!

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