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Did Your Dentist Ever Warn You About Tooth Bleaching and Bonding?

October 27, 2015

Did your dentist ever warn you about tooth bleaching and having dental treatment that includes any type of bonding? If not, they should have!

Using Gum Surgery or Gingival Plastic Surgery to Enhance a Smile

October 21, 2015

Using Gum Surgery or Gingival Plastic Surgery to Enhance a Smile It may sound complicated, but gum surgery or gingival plastic surgery can be an easy and comfortable procedure! In our Grand Junction office we use either a diode laser or electro-surgery to carefully remove tissue to complete the gum surgery.  This can be an easy addition to a treatment plan to achieve better aesthetics […]

Oral Cancer – Sometimes A Portion of the Mouth is Removed – What Then?

October 14, 2015

Filed under: Oral Cancer,Removable Dental Appliances — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 8:55 pm

When it comes to complex cases like this – thank goodness for dentists, oral surgeons and prosthodontists! Sometimes cancer invades your mouth and portions of your mouth are removed.  Than what? Thank goodness there are options! Oral cancer can be devastating and life changing.  In previous blogs we have talked about how to correctly complete a self-exam for oral cancer.  If it is caught later, the […]

What is a Swing-Lock Removable Partial Denture?

October 5, 2015

What is a Swing-Lock Partial Denture? Missing teeth can often be replaced with a removable partial denture.  Often the cause of missing teeth is periodontal disease.  Patients with periodontal disease have lost supporting bone around the teeth and the teeth are often slightly loose.  If this is the case, or is many teeth are missing, patients may find it difficult to wear the partial denture […]