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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? […]

‘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 […]

Porcelain Partial Crowns Close Gaps in Your Smile!

February 10, 2017

Filed under: Missing Tooth or Teeth,Smile Makeover,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:30 am

Would you like to close the gaps in your smile with Porcelain Partial Crowns, veneers, or bridges?  Many would like to do this but they could use more information! This blog reviews one method for closing gaps between teeth with Porcelain Partial Crowns and Bridges.  Porcelain partial crowns are described as well as the benefits of this treatment. Our patient did not like the gaps […]

Gummy Smile? Dark Teeth? Smile Makeovers Help!

February 9, 2016

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers,Smile Makeover — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 5:50 pm

Gummy Smile? Dark Teeth? A Smile Makeover Can Help! What is a ‘gummy smile’ and what can a smile makeover do to help? We are often asked our opinion on how to help the appearance of a ‘gummy smile‘.  If you have not heard this term before, a gummy smile is one name for a smile that displays excessive gum tissue.  This is sometimes, but […]

Using Gum Surgery or Gingival Plastic Surgery to Enhance a Smile

October 21, 2015

Filed under: Gum Surgery,Smile Makeover — Tags: , , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 9:57 pm

Using Gum Surgery or Gingival Plastic Surgery to Enhance a Smile It may sound complicated, but gum surgery or gingival plastic surgery can be an easy and comfortable procedure! In our Grand Junction office we use either a diode laser or electro-surgery to carefully remove tissue to complete the gum surgery.  This can be an easy addition to a treatment plan to achieve better aesthetics […]

Can Porcelain Match the Complexities of Natural Teeth?

April 23, 2015

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Porcelain Veneers,Smile Makeover — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:09 pm

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 […]

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 […]

How To Choose A Cosmetic Dentist!

July 30, 2013

How To Choose A Cosmetic Dentist! Ads may suggest that any dentist can do cosmetic dentistry – Protect your teeth and your smile by choosing carefully! If you would like more information our office would be happy to help! Our office is located in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Our phone number is (970) 242-3635.  Please visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/juliegillisddspc) or call us if you have […]

Porcelain Veneers In Action!

May 16, 2013

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Porcelain Veneers,Smile Makeover — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:52 pm

Dentist’s love seeing photos of their patients! One of the nicest compliments we receive is when a patient is so happy with their new smile that they send us smiling photos of themselves  doing fun things!  We recently completed a conservative smile makeover for Sherry that included porcelain veneers and all porcelain crowns.  The porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns replaced a couple very unaesthetic veneers […]

“Should I Bleach My Teeth At Home or in a Dental Office?

July 25, 2012

Who doesn’t want brighter, younger-looking teeth? Tooth Bleaching is now very common.   This proven procedure can be done either in the comfort of your home, or in a dental office.  We recommend using a tested product purchased from your dental office for safety.  You only get one set of teeth! Custom bleaching trays on teet Should you bleach your teeth in a dental office or […]