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Achieving Your Perfect Smile . . .Combining Orthodontics, Porcelain Crowns and Porcelain Bridges

Achieving Your Perfect Smile . . .

Combining Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

We can usually correct slightly crooked, misaligned, or missing anterior teeth with porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or porcelain bridges.  But for larger corrections, it is sometimes necessary to combine orthodontic treatment with a specialist, an Orthodontist, and restorative dentistry in our office.  We work closely with several local specialists to combine our talents to help you achieve the best results!  In the case shown here, we were able to be very conservative and restore our patient’s smile with tooth whitening (bleaching), a single porcelain crown and an all-porcelain bridge. Our office will review all your options to create an ideal result that fits your schedule and your budget!

Note false tooth in the position of the missing tooth and very small lateral incisor

One lateral incisor is very small, one is missing!


Orthodontists deal with straightening teeth and altering bone growth.  They carefully assess each case, and use special tools (bands, wires, elastics, and appliances) to guide the teeth into their proper positions.

Braces aren’t just for kids: about one orthodontic patient in five is between twenty and sixty years of age.  Combining orthodontics and restorative dentistry will require a larger investment and additional time, but the results will be a beautiful and healthy smile which you will enjoy for years to come.. Often we can be more conservative with your restorative treatment when we have the option to add orthodontic treatment to the overall plan! 

Note the beautiful blend of the natural central incisors with the porcelain lateral incisors!


In this situation, the teeth were moved into the proper position to allow for the restoration of a missing tooth with an all-porcelain bridge and we used an all-porcelain crown to restore the small lateral incisor.  Color matching was very critical so that the artificial restorations blend seamlessly with the natural dentition. Notice how well the porcelain teeth match the unrestored central incisors!  Dr.  Gillis uses her artistry along with the latest in dental materials to help assure you receive a beautiful result!

Would combining orthodontics and restorative dentistry help you to smile more?  Give us a call at (970) 242-3635 and schedule a consultation.   It’s never too late to achieve your perfect smile.

The end result is a dazzling smile!

This information shared with you by Julie Gillis, DDS PC.  Our office is located  in Grand Junction, Colorado.  We feel that your dental health is the top priority. and if we can make your smile more attractive while improving your health that is wonderful! Dr. Gillis practices restorative and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, implants, crowns, bridges and periodontal care.  Our office website is www.juliegillisds.com.  For further information, please contact us at (970) 242-3635.

Yours for better dental health,

Julie Gillis DDS, AAACD

Restoring Teeth, Restoring Smiles