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Bleaching Gray Teeth – Will tooth bleaching work?

June 22, 2018

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Tooth Whitening or Tooth Bleaching,Uncategorized — David Anderson @ 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 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? 

Restoring Smiles, Restoring Health in Western Colorado

September 15, 2015

 There are many reasons to replace crowns – poor aesthetics is one of them! Restoring Smiles, Restoring Health with Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry This is our office‘s byline, so it is fun to show one of many beautiful results!  All-porcelain crowns replace the existing porcelain fused to metal crowns that had metal below the porcelain.  Metal is often used to strengthen and support porcelain in dental […]

Can Porcelain Match the Complexities of Natural Teeth?

April 23, 2015

Can Porcelain Match the Complexities of Natural Teeth? The answer is YES!   See the beautiful smile makeover with porcelain veneers below.  You do not really see the porcelain veneers because the color and blend with the natural dentition looks so natural.  What you see is a beautiful smile!               How about natural teeth with restorations?  A crown was […]

White Spots On Your Teeth? You May Have Fluorosis!

April 16, 2015

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Dental Fluorosis — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 3:12 am

White Spots On Your Teeth? You May Have Fluorosis! This information from our very own talented assistant, Regina Dental fluorosis is a developmental disturbance in the enamel caused by extremely high concentrated levels of fluoride while the teeth are developing.   Overexposure of fluoride between the ages of 1-4 is the most critical period.  Once the teeth erupt into place they are no longer at […]

Whitening Teeth – It’s Easier Than You Think!

March 31, 2015

Return Your Smile to its Better, Brighter Days! Love Your WHITE Smile! It’s easy for your teeth to begin to discolor. Coffee, red wine and even carbonated beverages can dull and darken the enamel in your teeth.  Some people are born with darkened enamel, but much of the change in color comes from the natural, aging process.  Dark and discolored teeth are considered less attractive […]

Born Without Lateral incisors? You have Options For Replacing These Teeth!

December 4, 2014

Born Without Lateral incisors? You have Options For Replacing These Teeth! One of the most common teeth to be missing is the upper lateral incisor.  (The most common missing tooth is one or more of the wisdom teeth)  Because a lateral incisor is in the front of the mouth, it is almost always an aesthetic concern when it is not present.  There are many treatment […]

I Have Peg Laterals? Is That Bad? What Are My Options?

July 27, 2014

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Crowns,Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 12:16 am

 I Have Peg Laterals? Is That Bad? What Are My Options? What are Peg Laterals? The term “Peg lateral” refers to an anomaly affecting the upper lateral incisors which causes these teeth to be abnormally small in size or even ‘pointy’ compared to their usual more rectangular shape.  Peg laterals may occur on just one or on both sides of a patient’s mouth.   When these […]