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How Long Should Porcelain Veneers Last? 

September 15, 2020

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:05 am

How Long Should Porcelain Veneers Last?  It is important to be able to comfortably discuss all of your concerns with your dentist, and with the dental team.  It is your mouth and your teeth we are talking about here!  How long should a porcelain veneer last?  This is a very good question and one that should be discussed with your dentist before you have the […]

How Much Tooth is Removed for Veneers?

August 28, 2020

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 9:01 am

How Much Tooth is Removed for a Porcelain Veneer? It is important to discuss all of your concerns with your dentist.  When patient’s ask us, “How much tooth is removed for a porcelain veneer?”  Our office explains it this way,  “It depends!”  And then we go over what this really means.  Note that the answer is similar whether we are shaping one tooth for a […]

What is the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers? 

August 24, 2020

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:16 pm

What is the Procedure for Getting a Porcelain Veneer?  While there may be some differences between offices and from one porcelain veneer to another, I will describe the procedure for having porcelain veneers placed in my office (see AACD Accredited dentist, Julie Gillis DDS, Grand Junction, CO 81501). The same steps are followed whether you are receiving just one porcelain veneer or multiple restorations. When […]

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 Julie 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 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 […]

Gummy Smile? Dark Teeth? Smile Makeovers Help!

February 9, 2016

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers,Smile Makeover — Tags: , , — Dr Julie 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!