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Night Guards – What are they? Who needs them?

March 2, 2018

Filed under: Night guard,Removable Dental Appliances — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:12 am

Night guards! Night Guards – What are they? Who needs them? Do you need a night guard? What is a night guard?  Is a night guard the same as a mouth guard? How are night guards made?  These questions and more are answered here! If you clench or grind your teeth at night – or during the day – you are not alone!  You may […]

Oral Cancer – Sometimes A Portion of the Mouth is Removed – What Then?

October 14, 2015

Filed under: Oral Cancer,Removable Dental Appliances — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 8:55 pm

When it comes to complex cases like this – thank goodness for dentists, oral surgeons and prosthodontists! Sometimes cancer invades your mouth and portions of your mouth are removed.  Than what? Thank goodness there are options! Oral cancer can be devastating and life changing.  In previous blogs we have talked about how to correctly complete a self-exam for oral cancer.  If it is caught later, the […]

The NTI Appliance -What Is It For, Why Would I Want One?

September 16, 2014

Filed under: Appliances to Limit Habits,NTI,Removable Dental Appliances — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 2:25 pm

NTI – What is it? What is it for? and Why would I want one? This information brought to you from my treatment assistant, Karen The NTI – a very special splint! Do you suffer from headaches, clench or grind your teeth at night, wake up with sore jaw muscles? If so we can make you an appliance in our office called a Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibitiion […]

What Would YOU Do To Replace A Missing Tooth?

February 18, 2014

What Would YOU Do To Replace A Missing Tooth?   Having a missing tooth can be very embarrassing!  We have seen some pretty innovative ways to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth but this was a new one for our office!   When we first saw this patient, the upper left lateral incisor was extremely loose and protruding towards the lip.  The […]

Are You a Candidate For ‘Clear Braces’?

November 6, 2013

Clear braces or ‘invisalign’ type appliances can dramatically improve your smile and/or your bite! We offer many services to care for your oral health, from professional cleanings to complete smile makeovers. We may recommend removable appliances or clear braces for minor anterior tooth movement to improve your results.  We often use clear or ‘ invisible’ aligners to improve the position of your front teeth. Clear aligners, similar […]

Minor Tooth Movement with an Inman Appliance

August 12, 2013

Is an Inman Removable Appliance Right For You? Moving a few teeth can make a big difference in your smile.  This may be done for esthetics, for improved function, to allow more conservative restorations because teeth are positioned more favorably in the arch, or for some combination of the above.  The Inman removable appliance shown here is very useful to complete minor front tooth movement […]