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“Can’t you just do a new filling instead of a crown?”

October 29, 2019

“Can’t you just do a new filling, doc?” Dentistry seems so expensive!  Especially when your dentist tells you that your tooth needs a crown.  Is this really necessary?  As part of a dental examination, a good dentist will look at every tooth in your mouth and study the edges of all of your previous restorations or fillings.  You may not think anything is really wrong […]

Do Dentists Still Do Gold Crowns?

March 8, 2019

Filed under: Crowns,Gold Crowns — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:07 pm

Yes, Dentists still do gold crowns! Although some people may think that crowns should always try to match teeth or that gold is such  an ‘old school’ way to restore a tooth, there are times when a gold crown is the very best solution.  There are many reasons why it is still a very good idea to restore a tooth with a gold cap or […]

Dental Implants and Crowns

September 17, 2018

Filed under: Crowns,Dental Implants — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:36 pm

Dental Implants and Crowns Meet Diane Diane (not her real name) was devastated to lose her front tooth.  She had always felt very confident about her smile and she was thrilled when we told her that we could replace her tooth with a dental implant.  The treatment would take a while but her relief was evident when we told her that she would never have […]

DO DENTISTS STILL DO GOLD CROWNS?

June 19, 2018

Filed under: Crowns,Gold Crowns — Dr Julie Gillis @ 2:52 pm

WITH ALL THE ADVANCES IN MATERIALS, SOME PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED THAT DENTISTS STILL USE GOLD CROWN. We have heard the comment, “Do dentists still do gold crowns?” Here is some good information about that. A gold crown may the very best alternative for a tooth needing strength and where the color is not a big concern. There are several reasons that your dentist may prescribe […]

How Long Do Tooth Crowns Last?

May 16, 2018

Filed under: Crowns — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:28 pm

I just had a crown placed at my dental office and I was wondering this, how long do tooth crowns last? How long do tooth crowns last is a very good question!  And, it is a question without an easy answer.  In our office we like to tell our patients that how long do tooth crowns last depends on three things: How well your dentist […]

All Porcelain Crowns or Porcelain Fused to Metal?

September 25, 2017

Filed under: All Porcelain Crowns,Crowns — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 11:25 pm

All Porcelain Crowns or Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns? A crown is not a crown is not a crown!  If you are deciding what type of crown is best for you – an all porcelain crown or a porcelain fused to metal crown – this blog will help by describing and showing you these types of crowns and explaining their advantages.  Your dentist should also […]

What Does a Tooth Crown Cost??

May 12, 2016

Filed under: Crowns — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:18 pm

How Much is a Crown? and/or What Does a Tooth Crown Cost?? This information provided for you by Julie Cross, treatment assistant for Dr. Julie Gillis People often call up dental offices and ask, “How much is a tooth crown?” or, “How much does it cost for a tooth or dental crown?”  What patients need to ask is “Will I get a quality crown is […]

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Absolutely!

April 22, 2016

Filed under: Crowns,Decay,Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 11:28 pm

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Tooth decay can and does cause bad breath!  So the answer is one of the following: Yes Absolutely Are you kidding? Sure! Heck yes! Bad breath and more! The reason for this is easy to understand if you think of tooth decay as an infectious process that causes tooth destruction and creates openings (holes, cavities) in the teeth where […]

Tell Me About Dental Crowns and Bridges!

December 27, 2015

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Crowns — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:32 am

Another name for a dental crown is a tooth ‘cap’.  Made out of a variety of materials including porcelain and gold, a dental crown covers and protects and/or changes the shape of the tooth or implant below it.  A dental bridge is composed of at least two dental crowns affixed to teeth or implants, and additional crown(s) and used to replace missing teeth. Dental Crowns […]

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 […]