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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 […]

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? 

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 […]

Porcelain Veneers – No Wonder They Have Been Called “Instant Orthodontics!”

November 16, 2012

Color is good but not the alignment! Porcelain Veneers or Instant Orthodontics? Carla was concerned about her crooked anterior teeth and wanted to see what could be done to improve her smile.  We discussed the options and advantages/disadvantages of orthodontics and porcelain veneers or some combination of these two. Braces were an option to improve the alignment, but she did not want to do this.  Even if […]

An All-Porcelain Bridge and Porcelain Veneers Bring Beauty to This Smile

April 23, 2012

Cosmetic Dentistry including porcelain veneers and an all-porcelain bridge brings healthy beauty to this smile. Our patient was unhappy with her smile.  Her right lateral incisor tipped towards her lip and she was not happy with the color and shape of the other front teeth.  Additionally, the tipped incisor was loose and had almost no root remaining – see adjacent xray.  We were able to restore […]