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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 […]

All Porcelain Crowns or Porcelain Fused to Metal?

September 25, 2017

Filed under: All Porcelain Crowns,Crowns — Tags: , — Dr 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 […]

Porcelain Veneer Treatment for Bulimia and/or Severe Wear

February 28, 2017

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , — Dr 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 comopleted.  You want the treatment to last! […]

Tell Me About Dental Crowns and Bridges!

December 27, 2015

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Crowns — Tags: , , — Dr 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 […]

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 […]

Can Porcelain Match the Complexities of Natural Teeth?

April 23, 2015

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!             […]

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

October 15, 2014

Filed under: Crowns,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr 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. […]

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 – […]

Porcelain Veneers In Action!

May 16, 2013

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 […]

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 […]