If Porcelain Dolls are Fragile, Why are Porcelain Restorations Durable?

June 13, 2018

several porcelain restorations on tabletopBefore 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.

How do I know if I Need a Dental Crown?

July 11, 2017

Woman in dental chair looking at smileThe only way to know for sure whether or not you need a dental crown is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Dental crowns are advanced restorations used to repair teeth following significant decay or damage. They fit completely over the top of the tooth to replace the lost structure and renew function. In order to preserve the maximum amount of tooth structure, we’ll only recommend dental crowns when more conservative treatments like tooth colored fillings are inadequate in repairing dental damage. During a treatment consultation, a dentist will examine your smile, capture diagnostic x-rays and images, and help you determine whether or not a dental crown is your best treatment option.

Porcelain Crowns to Restore Your Smile

June 18, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-465489659When you chip, crack, break, or loose a tooth, it can wipe the smile right off your face. A healthy, beautiful smile builds confidence, and makes a great first impression. When your smile is marred, you can feel the difference every time you smile, talk or chew. Don’t live with the pain or embarrassment of damaged teeth, let the Dentists at Orenco Station make your smile look better than it ever has with our restoration dentistry services. In Hillsboro, OR, we provide restoration dentistry with a cosmetic dentistry mindset. Our dentists truly believe that restoration dentistry isn’t complete until your smile is restored. That’s why we use all porcelain crowns to repair lost, chipped or broken teeth. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Restorative Dentistry that Looks Cosmetic

Some dental practices view restorative dentistry as simply restoring the function of your teeth. The Dentists at Oreco Station thinks your smile is not restored until it looks great too. We have numerous restorative dentistry services that will leave you with a beautiful, natural looking and feeling smile. For chips, cracks, breaks, and lost teeth, our all porcelain crowns will put the smile back on your face.

Porcelain Crowns

If you’ve ever seen a person with a metal crown, you may be thinking, “I’d rather stick with this crack in my tooth.” Fortunately for you, advances in dental technology make it possible for you to have a tooth that looks just like the original. Thanks to all porcelain crowns from the Dentists of Orenco Station, you and your dentist can be the only ones to know about your crown. A crown is placed on a tooth that has been cracked, chipped or broken so that the remaining tooth can be retained. A crown and bridge are used to fill the gaps between teeth when a tooth has been lost. This customized replacement helps your mouth retain its structure and looks great too.

All porcelain crowns look great, but they take more time than traditional metallic crowns and are less durable. The advantages definitely outweigh these minor inconveniences. With all porcelain crowns, your tooth will look just like the originally. Porcelain is a hypo-allergenic option for patients with metal allergies. You dentist can realign and correct the form of these caps after placing them for a perfect fit. Because they take up less space than thicker metallic crowns, they are best suited for patients with minimal spacing between teeth.

Ready to Let Us Crown You?

Weather you need to repair or replace a tooth with a crown, let the Dentists at Orenco Station do it right. Our dental experts will restore your tooth to its natural beauty with all-porcelain crowns that look and feel great. Call to schedule an appointment today in Hillsboro, OR. We welcome patients from our sister communities: Rock Creek, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Beaverton, and beyond.

You Get More than Just Tooth Replacement with New Dental Implants

January 17, 2015

87314663Dental implants have a lot to offer.  When one or more of your teeth are loss due to damage or decay, both the tooth crown and tooth root are lost as in the process. Dental implants are the only restoration method that can restore both parts of the tooth. They are the closest you can come to replacing a tooth naturally. With new dental implants from Dr. Kearbey, you will be able to eat, smile, laugh, and talk confidently without worrying about your teeth. Make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey for your dental implants consultation today. Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey are highly qualified implant dentists. The Dentists at Orenco Station proudly restore smiles daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and the surrounding areas.

What’s In a Dental Implant?

Dental implants work by replacing your missing tooth and root. To do this, the implant must anchor itself in the bone of your jaw (osseo-integration). Dental implants are made of titanium, a trusted bio-compatible material. Osseo-integration is the biochemical fusion of your living bone cells with an oxide layer that forms on the surface of the titanium implant post.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Dental implants can be used to treat tooth loss for anyone missing one, multiple, or even an entire row of teeth due to injury, defect, disease, or dental decay. Dental implants patients can look forward to:

  • Healthy and natural looking teeth
  • Long lasting replacements
  • Improved quality of life
  • Retaining their natural face shape and smile
  • Protecting their healthy bone
  • No additional daily upkeep
  • No embarrassing slippage
  • Enjoying their favorite foods without worry
  • No cavities or decay in new teeth
  • Protecting their healthy surrounding teeth
  • More predictable results than with other restoration methods

Hillsboro Dental Implants Consultations

Whether you are missing one or many teeth, dental implants are a winning solution. Dental implants are the best choice for patients who want to avoid the inconveniences of missing teeth or ill fitting traditional dentures. Make your dental implants consultation appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey today. Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey deliver high quality dental implant restorations to the Hillsboro community. The Dentists at Orenco Station proudly serve families daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and neighboring areas.

The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

November 17, 2014

454979633Have you ever discovered that your gums we’re sore or bleeding after brushing your teeth or eating? You may think that it resulted from brushing too hard or getting food stuck between your teeth, but it could be a sign of advanced gum disease. If left untreated, the gum disease Gingivitis can advance into full blown Periodontitis. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Don’t let gum disease rob you of your healthy smile. The easiest way to stop gum disease in its tracks is to visit a dentist for a check-up and cleaning. If caught early enough, gum disease treatment can actually be reversed. Make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey at Orenco Station Dental today. They want to help you save your healthy teeth. The Dentists at Orenco Station proudly serve families throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek and surrounding areas.

Signs of Gum Disease

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Mouth pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus or mucus between gums and teeth
  • Mouth sores
  • Halitosis
  • A change in your bite
  • Dentures or partials no longer fit

Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment in Hillsboro, OR

Remember that gum disease is serious but treatable. No matter how well we take care of our teeth at home, there is no substitution for a regular dental check-up and professional cleaning. The dentist can find and remove plaque and tarter that you just can’t see at home. A small investment of time for a regular dental check up can save you the time and money needed for restorative dental procedures to save your teeth from advanced gum disease. Don’t delay; make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey at Orenco Station Dental. The Dentists at Orenco Station restore smiles daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek and nearby communities.

Find Relief in Your Tooth Pain with Root Canal Therapy

August 15, 2014

489085765You can talk to anyone who has had to live with pain, and they will all say that it is never an enjoyable or easy experience. Living in pain is never an easy experience, and can be taxing on the mind, body, and heart. One of the worst pains someone can live with is tooth pain, causing your entire mouth to ache. Though some people may be quick to dismiss it as mere discomfort, there can be many underlying issues within your smile causing your tooth to ache. If you are experiencing intense tooth pain, Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey are able to put you at ease with root canal therapy.

A root canal is needed when a cavity has taken control of your tooth and has started infecting the pulp within your tooth, or when there has been some sort of dental trauma. When the bacteria in your mouth infects the pulp of your tooth, the result is pain and pressure. It is important to make sure that you contact our office if you are experiencing tooth pain, as the bacteria have the capability of entering your blood stream if left untreated. A few signs that you may need a root canal are a sharp pain when you chew, pressure on the tooth causes immediate pain, swelling and discoloring in the gum tissue, and severe sensitivity to hold or cold foods and beverages.

Our doctors will begin your root canal therapy by addressing the infected tooth. They will remove the pulp and the nerve, immediately alleviating you of your pain. After that, they will fill the tooth with a biocompatible material, and top the tooth off with a crown, as to make sure no bacteria is able to make its way back to your tooth. If you would like Drs. Kearbey’s help in alleviating you of your tooth pain with root canal therapy, contact our office today!

Call The Dentists at Orenco Station if you’re ready to schedule your next appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey. They are happy to care for patients from Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and beyond.

Enjoy Summer with a Full Smile Using Dental Implants

June 13, 2014

shutterstock_151587851With summer knocking at your door, many people are doing everything they can to make sure they look their absolute best for the summer season. Whether it is buying the best food for the barbeque or going to the gym to get ready for the beach, many people are wanting to have as much fun and feel as confident inside and out as possible. If you have teeth missing from your smile, you may find it difficult to find confidence in the way you look. You are sure to reconnect with old friends and meet many new people this summer season, so making the best impression is important. Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey understands the struggle his patients go through when they have teeth missing from their smile, and he is able to give them the smile they have always wanted using dental implants.

A dental implant is a small piece of biocompatible titanium that is placed directly into an empty tooth socket. The titanium post-like implant will act as a new tooth root, and will prevent the rest of the teeth in your mouth from shifting to make up for the empty spaces due to the missing teeth. The bone in your jaw and your gum tissue with bond with the implant over time, creating a strong, permanent bond. After the right amount of healing time as passed, a crown is added on top of your implant– a crown that exactly resembles a natural tooth. At the end of the procedure, you are left with a beautiful, full smile you can be proud of.

Dental implants can be used to anchor a dental crown to completely recreate a tooth, or to hold a fixed bridge permanently in place. Both solutions create a natural-looking row of teeth that you are ready and willing to show off at any given moment! So if you are ready for a beautiful, full smile just in time for summer, make an appointment with Drs. Kearbey, and they will be more than happy to help!

Call The Dentists at Orenco Station if you’re ready to schedule your next appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey. They are happy to care for patients from Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and beyond.

Oral Surgery for Hillsboro and Beyond

March 28, 2014

Have you been told that you need to have one or more teeth removed? We hope you’ll turn to Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey for help. Our team at The Dentists at Orenco Station offers comfortable oral surgery, made possible by combination of experience and sedation options like oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.

There are many reasons you might need to have a tooth extracted. They include:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Gum disease
  • Impaction
  • Orthodontic preparations

Regardless of the reasons for your procedure, expect us to approach your case with compassion, understanding, and a commitment to detail. Once we’ve diagnosed your situation, we’ll be happy to explain exactly how your procedure will go. If you have questions about any aspect of your procedure, don’t hesitate to ask them.

To make your appointment more comfortable, we’ll recommend either IV sedation or oral conscious sedation. Both are effective for creating a comfortable, stress-free experience. In fact, many patients do not remember anything about their appointment afterwards.

Are you concerned that you might need to have a tooth removed with oral surgery? Our Hillsboro team can help. Call us today for a consultation appointment. We’re happy to serve patients from Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, and Rock Creek.

Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry Services for Hillsboro and Beyond

April 30, 2013

You work hard to care for your smile, but sometimes even the best smile needs a little extra help. That’s why Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey of The Dentists at Orenco Station offer a wide array of today’s best restorative dentistry services. Whether you need help with a filling, want a straighter smile, or have one or more teeth that need to be replaced, our Hillsboro dental office can help.

Our restorative dentistry services include:

With a consultation appointment, Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey will help you understand your options and put together a personalized treatment plan to help you meet your desired goals.

Sometimes delivering restorative care is as simple as filling a cavity. Other times, more extensive care may be needed. With dental implants, patients with one or more missing teeth can enjoy natural appearance and functionality again. That’s because dental implants are structured like teeth, with a crown on top and a prosthetic root underneath that anchors the new tooth to the jaw.

Regardless of what restorative service you need, our Hillsboro team will answer any questions you might have about the services we recommend. We don’t want any patient to agree to a treatment plan they don’t understand. We’ll listen to your concerns and explain exactly how we’ll be able to help you. That way, you can leave our office feeling confident that you’re getting the help you need.

Does your smile need restorative help? Call The Dentists at Orenco Station today to reserve a consultation appointment. Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey are happy to serve the communities of Forrest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and beyond.