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Know Your Tooth Replacement Options in Grand Junction, CO

September 3, 2015

If you have teeth that are damaged or missing, then you’re familiar with the challenges these may present. You may not be able to eat some of your favorite foods, many of which might be key ingredients of a nutritious diet, as well. Missing or broken teeth may make speaking difficult in both professional and social settings. You may even be reluctant to smile. And […]

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 […]

What is a Tooth Crown and What Are Crowns Made From?

October 15, 2014

Filed under: Crowns,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:31 pm

 “My dentist said that I needed a crown, and I was like, I know right’” This phrase was posted on my Facebook page for its humor and its relation to the tooth crowns or dental crowns used most often in dentistry to cover and protect a broken down tooth or to change the appearance of the tooth. In Dentistry, What is a Crown and What Are Crowns […]

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

July 27, 2014

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Crowns,Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Julie 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 […]

Missing Teeth? Crowns and/or Bridges May Be Your Solution!

May 9, 2014

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Crowns,Dental or Tooth Bridge — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 10:00 pm

So What Is The Difference Between Crowns and Bridges? This is a good question and asked by many.  The term ‘crown‘ is used for a ‘cap’ that is placed over a tooth to make it stronger, modify the shape or color of a tooth.  Crowns are often needed when a tooth is broken down and there is not enough support for just a ‘filling’. If […]

Tooth Crowns Do Not Last Forever!

February 19, 2013

Filed under: Crowns,Customer Service,Patient Satisfaction — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:51 pm

Decay Below My Crown – You Have Got To Be Kidding Me!   “I thought this crown would last forever, or at least for the rest of my life.” Gosh, you paid enough for it – the crown should last and last, right?  Yes, we hear this often! When a tooth has a crown, the only place that the patient can get decay is at […]

Gorgeous All-Porcelain Crowns That Look Natural!

February 7, 2013

Someimes all-porcelain crowns are the answer to creating subtle improvements in a smile that is already beautiful but still not what the patient really wants. Denyce wanted to fix the chip in her front crown and improve the color and shape of the previous dental work.  As a practicing hygienist for a periodontist, Denyce knows what is needed to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.  Having […]