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‘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 […]

What Can Be Done About Brown or Black Areas on the Gums?

August 2, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Laser Treatments,Gum Surgery,Mouth — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:12 am

You, or someone you know may have discolorations on the gums that look like the photo of our patient above. The areas shown here are melanotic macules or flat brown or black pigmented areas.  They are harmless and may have been present since birth.  Doctors are not exactly sure what causes these ‘freckle-like’ areas to occur.  Some people develop areas like this later in life.  […]

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 […]