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Helping Make Every Smile in Grand Junction Beautiful

Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about having a Hollywood smile? Dr. Gillis and her great staff can turn that wish into a reality with the cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Just stop by our office in Grand Junction, CO to start gracing the red carpet with your smile today. You’ll be greeted with enthusiasm by our non-judgmental staff as you receive one of the many cosmetic dentistry solutions we offer. Ask us about Dr. Gillis’s advanced training and accreditation in cosmetic dental procedures!

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

“Cosmetic dentistry” refers to oral care treatments, techniques, and methods performed to enhance one’s smile and address aesthetic dental concerns. While restorative dentistry generally focuses on restoring health, structure, and functionality to compromised teeth, cosmetic dentistry is more centered on renewing the appearance of the teeth and/or gums. We believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile if that is their goal. Dr. Gillis has advanced training in complex aesthetic restoration, a process that re-establishes the function, health, and beauty of your mouth.

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?

Our cosmetic dentistry treatments can address a wide range of concerns that can affect smile aesthetics, including:

  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Discoloration and deep stains
  • Gaps and spaces between the teeth
  • A “gummy smile”

Dr. Gillis has helped countless patients address these issues throughout her career, ultimately producing exceptional smile transformations and beautiful dental aesthetics for many individuals. An Accredited Member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), she is known for her ability to produce high-quality results that flatter the unique beauty of each smile.

What Are My Cosmetic Dentistry Options?

We offer many services to care for your oral health, from professional cleanings to complete smile makeovers. When necessary, Dr. Gillis works with a team of specialists including endodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists to achieve optimum results. This team concept extends to our dental labs, which we believe are the finest available in the country. All of our porcelain work is crafted by an AACD-accredited lab technician. We believe the combination of an artistic, talented cosmetic dentist and a high-quality dental lab equals superior dentistry and lasting results.

Teeth Whitening/Bleaching

We have a variety of teeth whitening methods available for our patients, including options from Opalescence® and KöR. Dr. Gillis and her cosmetic dentistry team will work with you to decide which option and whitening strength is right for you. We have an in-office solution that can provide instantly visible results, prefilled disposable trays for on-the-go whitening, and a take-home option that is customized to fit your mouth.

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Porcelain Veneers And Lumineers

Concealing chips, cracks, discolorations, or slightly misaligned teeth with porcelain veneers can create a look you will love. We custom-match the porcelain to your natural tooth color, so people will only notice your amazing smile, not Dr. Gillis’s great cosmetic dentistry work.

Lumineers® are a cosmetic dentistry solution that covers stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth. These veneers can be made as thin as contact lenses and are placed over existing teeth often without requiring removal of tooth structure. It’ll be up to you and Dr. Gillis as to which veneer system is right for you. Please call our office and we would be happy to begin this discussion with you!

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Cosmetic Bonding

When you have small chips, cracks, or stains, cosmetic dental bonding may offer a simple solution. The process involves mixing resin to create a shade that matches your natural teeth and applying it to the affected area. The material is cured with a light and adheres to the surface of your teeth, immediately resulting in a more beautiful smile. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that the bonding we offer should be practically imperceptible to your loved ones and colleagues.

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Laser Gum Reshaping

Laser dentistry allows our team to perform a number of treatments with minimal discomfort, bleeding, and healing time – including periodontal therapy and crown lengthening. Additionally, we can also use dental lasers to perform purely cosmetic gum recontouring for patients with excess gum tissue or gums that are uneven, making teeth look like they are of various lengths. Unlike traditional gum contouring, the laser process typically does not require stitches, which shortens the length of time needed to heal fully.

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Smile Makeover

With a customized smile makeover, Dr. Gillis can perform a combination of treatments for a comprehensive enhancement of your smile, all according to your aesthetic goals. Patients often compare Dr. Gillis’s smile makeover results to an artistic masterpiece!

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Cosmetic Dentistry Success Story - Csillia

Csilla is from Hungary and she found us on Google. She was getting married soon and she wanted all of her upper teeth to match. She was aware of areas of chipping and possible decay. Csilla also wanted overall brighter, whiter teeth. She researched cosmetic dental treatment options, and when she researched our office and talked to others who had treatment with Dr. Gillis, she knew she wanted to have a consultation.

We completed a thorough examination and reviewed all the options to achieve Csilla’s goals. Several appointments were pre-scheduled to keep with Csilla’s timeline for completion before the wedding. Treatment began with custom tray bleaching, which worked wonderfully. Dr. Gillis conservatively treated the upper teeth with a mixture of crowns and veneers depending on the health of the underlying teeth. Gingival plastic surgery was done to even the gum line of the front teeth.

Csilla appreciated that our office would be very conservative where possible. Even with her custom temporary restorations, Csilla noted that she had “taken lots of pictures and was more confident and smiling more.” When the completed restorations were tried on, Csilla had her fiancée with her to evaluate the new restorations. Both were very pleased and her gorgeous, confident smile was on full display for the many wedding photos that followed!

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I love Dr. Gillis and the whole staff! She re-did my smile completely and now I feel ao much more confident. Thank you Ladies for caring about you patients so much! I highly recommend Dr. Gillis and her office!

Csilla Haszon

Why Choose Dr. Gillis for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dr. Julie Gillis has extensive experience with comprehensive dental care, from cosmetic to restorative and general dentistry procedures. In addition, her architectural background enables her to approach cosmetic dentistry with an artist’s eye. She is one of only four dentists in Colorado with an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) accreditation, an honor that signifies not only a track record of top-of-the-line results, but also years of hands-on training and continuing education in the cosmetic dentistry field. Dr. Gillis attends approximately 100 hours of continuing education each year to stay informed on the latest techniques and developments, has served as Chair of the Written Examination Committee for the AACD, and reviews and mentors other potential members of the organization. Above all, she aims to create a welcoming environment in which patients are encouraged to express concerns and questions. Dr. Gillis’ wide range of experience, her decades-long history performing aesthetic dentistry procedures, and her compassionate and attentive approach are hallmarks of her practice.

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

The price of cosmetic dentistry varies among patients according to the procedure, the customized treatment plan, and a number of other key factors. Once your treatment plan is developed, a member of our team can produce a cost estimate and discuss it with you in detail during your consultation. In the meantime, please feel free to take a look at our dental financing and payment options, which include a collaboration with CareCredit®. This third-party lender offers several flexible, low-interest payment plans for eligible patients. Please also feel free to direct any insurance- or billing-related inquiries to our office.

We provide cosmetic dentistry procedures to patients from the Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Orchard Mesa, and Clifton areas. Dr. Gillis and our staff can’t wait to makeover your smile while you relax knowing that we’re highly trained and experienced in providing cosmetic dentistry to fit your needs. Contact our office and make your appointment to obtain a more beautiful smile today.