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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 […]

Porcelain Partial Crowns Close Gaps in Your Smile!

February 10, 2017

Filed under: Missing Tooth or Teeth,Smile Makeover,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:30 am

Would you like to close the gaps in your smile with Porcelain Partial Crowns, veneers, or bridges?  Many would like to do this but they could use more information! This blog reviews one method for closing gaps between teeth with Porcelain Partial Crowns and Bridges.  Porcelain partial crowns are described as well as the benefits of this treatment. Our patient did not like the gaps […]

Tooth Reshaping For A More Attractive Smile

April 14, 2016

Filed under: Tooth Reshaping/Bite Adjustment — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 11:14 pm

Tooth Reshaping May Be All It Takes For A More Attractive Smile This blog discussed the option of tooth reshaping for a simple and permanent smile makeover.  Tooth reshaping is also called a bite adjustment and this treatment is done for several reasons: Smooth a rough edge of a tooth that is bothering a patient Eliminate a ‘high spot’ that was the result of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is your smile REALLY important? Yes!

January 16, 2013

A Picture Perfect Smile: The Secret to Attractiveness At Any Age It’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a lasting first impression, which can often shape how we are perceived and remembered in both our social and professionals lives. A new study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) finds that a great smile can be our greatest asset – […]

Denture Smile Makeover – Two minutes to a more dashing you!

November 10, 2011

Denture Smile Makeover – Two minutes to a more dashing you! Okay the photos may have been separated by a mere two minutes, but it did take several appointments and an exceptional dental laboratory to create this gorgeous smile makeover for Dr. Julie Gillis’ patient shown here. New denture restores a more youthful smile! What we consider beautiful in terms of smiles, smile makeovers , […]