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Dental Implants and Crowns

September 17, 2018

Filed under: Crowns,Dental Implants — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:36 pm

Dental Implants and Crowns Meet Diane Diane (not her real name) was devastated to lose her front tooth.  She had always felt very confident about her smile and she was thrilled when we told her that we could replace her tooth with a dental implant.  The treatment would take a while but her relief was evident when we told her that she would never have […]

How Long Do Tooth Crowns Last?

May 16, 2018

Filed under: Crowns — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:28 pm

I just had a crown placed at my dental office and I was wondering this, how long do tooth crowns last? How long do tooth crowns last is a very good question!  And, it is a question without an easy answer.  In our office we like to tell our patients that how long do tooth crowns last depends on three things: How well your dentist […]

Dental Crowns Do Not Bleach

December 1, 2017

Filed under: All Porcelain Crowns,Tooth Whitening or Tooth Bleaching — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

Before you bleach your teeth, you should find out if you have any dental crowns or restorations (fillings) in your mouth that may look odd or unmatched after your tooth bleaching is complete.  The reason for this is (insert sparkly boom here!) Dental crowns do not bleach! If you want to bleach your teeth and you have crowns on your front teeth, you may need […]

What Does a Tooth Crown Cost??

May 12, 2016

Filed under: Crowns — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 3:18 pm

How Much is a Crown? and/or What Does a Tooth Crown Cost?? This information provided for you by Julie Cross, treatment assistant for Dr. Julie Gillis People often call up dental offices and ask, “How much is a tooth crown?” or, “How much does it cost for a tooth or dental crown?”  What patients need to ask is “Will I get a quality crown is […]

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Absolutely!

April 22, 2016

Filed under: Crowns,Decay,Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 11:28 pm

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Tooth decay can and does cause bad breath!  So the answer is one of the following: Yes Absolutely Are you kidding? Sure! Heck yes! Bad breath and more! The reason for this is easy to understand if you think of tooth decay as an infectious process that causes tooth destruction and creates openings (holes, cavities) in the teeth where […]

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 additional crown(s) and used to replace missing teeth. Dental Crowns […]

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. In Dentistry, What is a Crown and What Are Crowns […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Tooth Crowns Do Not Last Forever!

February 19, 2013

Filed under: Crowns,Customer Service,Patient Satisfaction — Tags: , — Dr 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 […]