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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 to metal crowns were selected for the molars for added […]

Crooked Teeth? Correct with Braces or Veneers?

August 31, 2017

Crooked Teeth –  Should You Choose Braces or Porcelain Veneers? If your teeth are crooked and it bothers you, now is a good time to do something about this!  But what should you do?  Do you have crooked teeth – should you choose braces or porcelain veneers?  This blog will review a case that could be treated with either option or both.  See if you […]

Straighten Teeth with Porcelain Veneers and Braces or Just Veneers?

June 20, 2017

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 7:15 am

Straighten Teeth with Porcelain Veneers and Braces or Just Veneers?   Should you straighten your teeth with Porcelain veneers and braces or just veneers?     The answer is not easy!  Braces are certainly not always needed.  See the photos here that show what is possible with porcelain veneers in our office! There may be benefits depending on your choice of using porcelain veneers only or […]

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!  If tooth wear is due to acid in any form […]

Gummy Smile? Dark Teeth? Smile Makeovers Help!

February 9, 2016

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers,Smile Makeover — Tags: , , — Dr 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 […]

Smile Naturally Again!

December 17, 2015

Smile Naturally Again! Why is it that these days you can’t tell whether someone’s terrific smile is a gift of nature or has been revitalized by dentistry? 

Did Your Dentist Ever Warn You About Tooth Bleaching and Bonding?

October 27, 2015

Did your dentist ever warn you about tooth bleaching and having dental treatment that includes any type of bonding? If not, they should have!

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!               How about natural teeth with restorations?  A crown was […]

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 – Are They Right For You?

July 24, 2013

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 9:18 pm

Porcelain Veneers – Are They Right For You? Porcelain Veneers are not the answer to every cosmetic dental problem, but they are beautiful, conservative and perfect for many situations such as: Discolored teeth Chipped or worn teeth Gaps between teeth Misaligned teeth and more! Are your teeth chipped, cracked, or malformed? Were you born with naturally darker enamel that makes getting your picture taken a […]