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Full Mouth Restorations Inc. Surgery

September 16, 2021

Full Mouth Restorations & Periodontal Plastic Surgery When is it necessary to complete Full Mouth Restorations & Periodontal Plastic Surgery? Let’s start this discussion by looking at a dental situation where Full Mouth Restorations are the best treatment for the patient’s concerns.  This case also demonstrates a situation where Periodontal Plastic Surgery significantly improved the outcome. Jody’s main concerns: Alignment – The teeth used to […]

Treating Severely Worn Uneven Teeth

September 7, 2021

What can be done when the teeth are severely worn and uneven? Sometimes the damage to the teeth is so extensive that the only way to make a significant change is to complete what we call “Full Mouth Restorations.”  This blog describes how completing full mouth restorations provided a solution to the problem of severely worn and uneven teeth. So what are Full Mouth Restorations? […]

Chairside or Direct Tooth Veneers

February 9, 2021

What is a chairside tooth veneer or a direct composite veneer? Is a direct composite veneer different than a porcelain veneer?  This blog will answer some basic questions about the differences between direct composite veneers which are also called ‘chairside veneers’ and porcelain veneers. The patient above was concerned about the appearance of her front four teeth.  She had heard about ‘cosmetic bonding’ and about […]

‘Reverse Smiles’ and Options to Correct

January 23, 2021

What is a ‘Reverse Smile’? and Options to Correct a ‘Reverse Smile‘.   Have you heard the term, ‘Reverse Smile‘?  What does that mean?  What is a ‘reverse smile‘ and what are some options to correct this? A reverse smile is simply a when the edges of the upper teeth follow along a reverse or inverted curve to the lower lip. This is like the […]

AACD Accredited Dentists – “That’s What We Do!”

May 28, 2019

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Way:  Stories because “that’s what we do!” If you are a dentist, you may be wondering, “Why should you become accredited?”  First and foremost, if you ask other accredited dentists they will tell you that the process of accreditation made them a better dentist.  Accredited members have many things in common, but the main one is a desire to […]

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit?

April 12, 2019

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit? and What happens during composite bonding? Composite bonding can be completed in just one visit to improve a smile!  Let’s say you have a job interview coming up and you want to look your very best.  You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this interview is important to you!  Your smile says […]

Bleaching Gray Teeth – Will tooth bleaching work?

June 22, 2018

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Tooth Whitening or Tooth Bleaching,Uncategorized — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:15 pm

Bleaching Gray Teeth: my teeth are gray, will they still bleach? You asked this question, “Is bleaching gray teeth possible?” The answer used to be a very guarded ‘maybe’.  Bleaching gray teeth is not only probable but very likely if the dental office follows a very specific protocol.  We have recently had very good success bleaching very gray and very dark teeth with a special […]

Crooked Teeth? Correct with Braces or Veneers?

August 31, 2017

Crooked Teeth –  Should You Choose Braces or Porcelain Veneers? If your teeth are crooked and it bothers you, now is a good time to do something about this!  But what should you do?  Do you have crooked teeth – should you choose braces or porcelain veneers?  This blog will review a case that could be treated with either option or both.  See if you […]

Balancing Life and Dentistry! Part One :-)

September 14, 2016

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Customer Service — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:50 pm

Tips for balancing life with career, family, friends and self. This article was submitted to the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry to keep the membership abreast of what’s happening in the world of credentialing.  I am far from an authority of life management but I do work on this daily and have found the following bullet points useful.  These ideas are intended to assist dentists […]

Smile Naturally Again!

December 17, 2015

Smile Naturally Again! Why is it that these days you can’t tell whether someone’s terrific smile is a gift of nature or has been revitalized by dentistry?