Services

How We Begin

Our new patient exam is a “get-acquainted appointment” designed to evaluate your complete oral health.  We reserve about an hour for this initial visit, which allows us time to update necessary x-rays, take photographs of your teeth and have Dr. Gullikson perform a comprehensive examination. We will examine your bite, perform an oral cancer screening, and listen to any concerns you have about your teeth, whether cosmetic or functional.  We will also ask questions about your medical health, as many patients do not realize the ways that dental health is related to overall health.  This visit is fundamental in caring for you to the best of our ability.

How We Can Serve You

Smile Design

How do you feel about your smile? If the reflection in the mirror doesn’t make you happy, we can assist you in designing your perfect smile. Photographs of your smile and sometimes models of your teeth are necessary so that you and the...

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Smile Design

How do you feel about your smile? If the reflection in the mirror doesn’t make you happy, we can assist you in designing your perfect smile. Photographs of your smile and sometimes models of your teeth are necessary so that you and the Doctor can sit down and discuss all the options to achieve the results you desire.  Some of the options include bleaching, veneers, crowns and bonding. (See photos in Gallery)

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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Wear and acid erosion are common factors for the significant break-down of teeth.  Sometimes large fillings have been placed that can significantly weaken the teeth and lead to cracking or breaking.  Dr. Gullikson can...

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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Wear and acid erosion are common factors for the significant break-down of teeth.  Sometimes large fillings have been placed that can significantly weaken the teeth and lead to cracking or breaking.  Dr. Gullikson can restore your teeth to long-lasting strength and durability by rebuilding them using the strongest materials available.  Possible sources of your condition (for example—grinding, diet, how your teeth come together, etc.) will be addressed as necessary to prevent recurrence.  Records may be obtained so the Doctor can carefully evaluate your specific situation and plan your treatment. Options for restorations include onlays, crowns, bridges, and implants as some of the possibilities. (See photos in Gallery)

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Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite bonded over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape.  Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or on teeth that are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or...

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Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite bonded over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape.  Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or on teeth that are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.    Porcelain veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than composite veneers, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking. (See photos in Gallery.)

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Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the muscles and tissues surrounding the throat relax causing the airway to completely collapse and block airflow to the lungs. This blockage cuts off the oxygen supply to ...

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Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the muscles and tissues surrounding the throat relax causing the airway to completely collapse and block airflow to the lungs. This blockage cuts off the oxygen supply to the body and brain. The airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person. The result is a repeating cycle – falling asleep, muscles relaxing, airway collapsing, unconsciously awakening with a gasp – that is the reason there is never a restful night of sleep. The lack of oxygen puts extra stress on the entire body, especially the heart. Sleep apnea is a serious chronic disease that may contribute to other serious health problems such as:
Heart Attack
Stroke
High Blood Pressure
Chronic Sleepiness
Heartburn
Depression

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) continues to be the standard of care treatment for severe OSA. However, according to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), in cases of mild or moderate OSA, Oral Appliance Therapy has been proven to be as effective as CPAP. In addition, 50-80% of CPAP wearers fail to utilize the treatment as they need to because it can be cumbersome, uncomfortable and noisy.

Oral appliance therapy works by utilizing a custom made oral device that opens the bite and gently positions the lower jaw forward to create a free-flowing airway. (This is similar to how medical professionals open the airway to do CPR).

If you think you may have a problem with Obstructive Sleep Apnea or if you have struggled with CPAP, you may be a candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy and we may be able to help.

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If you, or a significant other, have a concern with snoring or unusual day-time sleepiness, please follow the link below to complete a unique sleep study survey as soon as possible.

Crowns

Crowns, or what some people call “caps,” are usually made of porcelain, and they are placed on the top of a tooth.  When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to...

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Crowns

Crowns, or what some people call “caps,” are usually made of porcelain, and they are placed on the top of a tooth.  When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the weakened tooth.  Crowns are used to restore a tooth’s strength and appearance following a root canal, and they are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, or prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse.  They can also be used aesthetically to change the shape or color of a tooth.

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Bridges

Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace one or more missing teeth.  Each end of a bridge is supported by a crown or “abutment” and is connected to the missing tooth in the middle called the “pontic”.  A bridge is...

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Bridges

Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace one or more missing teeth.  Each end of a bridge is supported by a crown or “abutment” and is connected to the missing tooth in the middle called the “pontic”.  A bridge is bonded in place and does not come out.  Because Dr. Gullikson uses only highly trained laboratory technicians to custom-make these appliances, they blend in beautifully with your remaining natural teeth.  Bridges can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

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Dental Implant Restoration

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root or “fixture” that is placed into your jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to decay,...

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Dental Implant Restoration

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root or “fixture” that is placed into your jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to decay, periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.   Implants can also be used to support and secure dentures so that they function more like natural teeth.

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Teeth Whitening

A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.  Yet, it’s often difficult to keep teeth their whitest and brightest.  We offer a teeth whitening system called ZOOM that can remove years of stain in about an hour.  Find out if you...

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Teeth Whitening

A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.  Yet, it’s often difficult to keep teeth their whitest and brightest.  We offer a teeth whitening system called ZOOM that can remove years of stain in about an hour.  Find out if you are a candidate!

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Occlusal/Bite Therapy


The goal of occlusal therapy is to create a kind relationship between the teeth and jaw joints for stability and more predictable health over the long-term. In a healthy bite, a person’s jaw joints, muscles, and teeth all work...

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Occlusal/Bite Therapy


The goal of occlusal therapy is to create a kind relationship between the teeth and jaw joints for stability and more predictable health over the long-term. In a healthy bite, a person’s jaw joints, muscles, and teeth all work together with coordination and harmony. However, not everyone’s bite works so nicely. Some people have a more destructive relationship between their teeth and jaw joints in which the back teeth get in the way. These teeth that “get in the way” are called interferences. Most people are unaware of these interferences because their muscles know to move their lower jaw in such a way so the teeth don’t bang together. At times, however, a person may experience painful popping or clicking in the joints, sore jaws/muscles, headaches, or broken teeth. Often, though, the signs can be more subtle like teeth wearing down, shifting or loosening of teeth, or cracks in teeth that haven’t become painful yet. If these problems go unnoticed, they can create larger problems later.
Treatment can sometimes be accomplished with minor adjustments to the teeth. Other times a night time appliance can be worn that properly aligns the jaws to minimize grinding and muscle soreness. For some patients, seeing an orthodontist to put the teeth in a more ideal position is the best solution. And, for those who have severely worn or broken their teeth from grinding and clenching, fixing the teeth with durable ceramic-like materials and correcting the bite relationship at the same time can give them a new rejuvenated look that will be much less destructive and more predictable in the years to come.
Dr. Gullikson has focused many hours of continuing education over the years to the diagnosis and management of occlusal problems. He has studied under two very renowned dentists - Dr. Peter Dawson at the Dawson Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and Dr. Frank Spear at The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Gullikson is currently a visiting faculty member for Spear Education at The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale.

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Office Hours

CALL TODAY 321-267-2934

Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Patient Care - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Gregory L. Gullikson, D.M.D.
1853 Knox McRae Drive
Titusville, FL 32780
321-267-2934