June 13, 2018
Before you get started with a cosmetic or restorative dentistry plan that includes dental porcelain, you may be thinking, “Isn’t porcelain fragile?” The answer is, “Yes and no.” While a porcelain doll or a porcelain glass may be fragile, a porcelain knife is strong and so are porcelain restorations. The key is using the highest grade porcelain and cementing it into position properly, so the underlying tooth structures provide support and strength. In fact, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and other restorations are just as strong if not stronger than your healthy tooth enamel, and they can be shaded to perfectly match these natural structures.
November 19, 2015
If a picture paints a thousand words, then your smile speaks volumes. It can send an unspoken message of friendliness, confidence and joy. Unless, of course, you’re embarrassed by your smile and tend to hide it. In that case, the message isn’t sent and certainly not received. To reveal your beautiful smile, Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey at The Dentists at Orenco Station in Hillsboro, OR, may recommend permanently hiding your teeth behind porcelain veneers.