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Can a Tooth Crown Move a Tooth?

June 23, 2020

Filed under: All Porcelain Crowns,Instant Orthodontics — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 1:04 pm

Can placing a crown on a tooth move a tooth? Sometimes teeth erupt in funny locations.  Sometimes you are happy with your smile except for one tooth!  Did any of you answer the question, “Can a tooth crown move a tooth?”  If your answer was no. you are mostly correct.  I say mostly correct because a crown placed that is very tight and that pushes […]

The Magic of All Porcelain Dental Restorations

November 16, 2017

The Magic of All Porcelain Dental Restorations: Veneers, Crowns, and Bridges.   When all porcelain dental restorations are done well the result can be truly magical!  This blog explores combining all porcelain veneers, all porcelain crowns and all porcelain bridges to restore a smile to be more beautiful yet very natural in appearance.  Porcelain fused to metal crowns were selected for the molars for added […]

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 […]

Porcelain Veneer Treatment for Bulimia and/or Severe Wear

February 28, 2017

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:22 am

Porcelain Veneer Treatment for Bulimia and/or Severe Wear Can porcelain veneers be used as treatment for bulimia and severe wear? Absolutely!  The tooth destruction due to the acid from bulimia or anorexia nervosa or severe wear from any other cause should be addressed before any permanent treatment is completed.  You want the treatment to last!  If tooth wear is due to acid in any form […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sometimes Adult Teeth Develop Too Small, What Then?

September 3, 2014

Sometimes Adult Teeth Develop Too Small, What Then? When there are the right number of teeth but there are several gaps between the teeth, it may be because the teeth are just abnormally small.  This can really detract from the aesthetics of a smile!  Tiny teeth with gaps are very cute in little kids – not so much in an adult smile!  Dentists will probably […]

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 […]