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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
July 30, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

VeneersPorcelain veneers - you have a friend who rejuvenated her smile with these life-like ceramic shells. Veneers corrected the stains and mild crookedness of her front teeth. She looks like herself, only better and more confident.

Could porcelain veneers change your smile? Dr. Curt P. Posey in Fresno, CA helps individuals decide on just the right cosmetic improvements for their healthy smiles. He includes porcelain veneers on his comprehensive list of dental services designed to improve the health and aesthetics of teeth and gums.

Veneers Disguise Minor Imperfections

Skilled cosmetic dentists such as Curt P. Posey DDS in Fresno, CA offer several ways to aesthetically improve the appearance of teeth. For instance, teeth whitening bleaches stained enamel, and cosmetic bonding fills in hairline cracks and small gaps between teeth. Larger problems such as tooth fracture or weakened enamel from multiple fillings require more substantial improvements, such as porcelain crowns or even tooth replacement with bridgework or dental implants. Bite problems may need orthodontics.

Porcelain veneers fall somewhere between the 2 extremes. These custom-made shells of fine, translucent ceramic cover surface imperfections and misalignments such as:

  • hairline cracks
  • chips
  • pits
  • deep discolorations from pharmaceuticals, beverages, foods or root canal therapy
  • minor crowding and overlapping

When Dr. Posey does a smile analysis, he considers what cosmetic dental service will work best for the patient's smile goals and also what technique has a realistic chance of changing the appearance for the better.

How Treatment with Veneers Works

Once the dentist and patient agree on porcelain veneers, Dr. Posey carefully removes a 1/2 mm slice of enamel from the front of each tooth to be resurfaced. As this etching permanently changes the enamel, veneers are not considered a reversible cosmetic treatment.

Dr. Posey then takes impressions of the individual's teeth and sends them to a dental lab. The ceramist creates color-matched shells according to a model of the teeth and the dentist's detailed instructions. The shape, size and alignment must be just right.

During the next dental appointment, Dr. Posey bonds the veneers to the teeth, fine-tuning the size and position of each tooth for the most natural look and proper bite. He can even adapt the tooth color by changing the shade of the bonding cement.

The resulting smile is natural-looking and durable, too. With good brushing and flossing technique and regular exams and cleanings with Dr. Posey, porcelain veneers improve smiles for years without staining or cracking.

Change Your Smile

A study conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists shows that a full 1/3 of adults in the United States are displeased with their smile aesthetics. Are you one of them?

Why not talk to Dr. Curt P. Posey about how you want your smile to look? He may suggest porcelain veneers as a durable, beautiful addition to your healthy teeth. Contact Dr. Posey's staff to set-up a consultation. Call (559) 227-6755.

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Curt P. Posey, DDS, INC.
7078 N. Maple Ave. Ste #105
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 227-6755
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