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.

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