If Porcelain Dolls are Fragile, Why are Porcelain Restorations Durable?
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.
How do I know if I Need a Dental Crown?
July 11, 2017
The 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
When 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.
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.
Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Hillsboro, OR
May 17, 2015
According to multiple studies and extensive research, people with straight, white teeth are considered more attractive and more personable. In addition, when questioned, more than half of Americans reported that a beautiful smile made its owner seem more charismatic, friendly, intelligent, and successful. If your smile is less than perfect and you’re ready to make a new kind of first impression, consider porcelain veneers. At The Dentists at Orenco Station in Hillsboro, OR, Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers.
Reclaim Your Confidence with Porcelain Veneers
A dental veneer is an ultra-thin, stain-resistant shell of porcelain that is meticulously crafted fit precisely over a natural tooth. Because the porcelain is shaded to match the color of natural tooth enamel, it blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Many of your favorite celebrities and performers have had porcelain veneers placed in order to create the perfect smile, including:
- Hilary Duff
- Tom Cruise
- Zac Efron
- Miley Cyrus
- Victoria Beckham
- Ben Affleck
- Catherine Zeta Jones
- Nicolas Cage
- George Clooney
- Demi Moore
Porcelain veneers are used to correct a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections, including:
- Teeth that are unevenly spaced
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Deep discoloration
- Cracks or chips in enamel
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are too short or misshapen
If you are unhappy with what you see in the mirror or in photographs of your smile, don’t hesitate to take the first step toward a revitalized appearance with porcelain veneers. Our patients love the confidence that comes with the ability to smile whenever and wherever they like without fear of embarrassment. Finally, you can show off your pearly whites knowing that your smile is absolutely stunning.
Schedule Your Consultation
Discover the dramatic difference that porcelain veneers can make in your smile and in your everyday life. Contact our office today to schedule your visit with Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Hillsboro, OR warmly welcomes patients from throughout communities in the surrounding areas of Rock Creek, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Beaverton, and beyond. We genuinely look forward to helping you love your smile.
Straighten Your Teeth without Metal Wires: Clear Braces in Hillsboro, OR
April 17, 2015
Everyone wants straight, healthy teeth and a confident smile that they’re proud to share with the world. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have perfectly straight teeth, and metal braces don’t fit everyone’s lifestyle. If you are one of the millions of teens and adults who longs for a more balanced smile without metal brackets and wires, The Dentists at Orenco Station want to help. Our Hillsboro, OR dental office happily offers an alternative to traditional orthodontics: ClearCorrect clear braces.
Benefits of ClearCorrect Clear Aligners
One of the most obvious benefits of ClearCorrect clear braces is their aesthetic value. For image-conscious adolescents and sophisticated professionals, the thought of wearing conspicuous metal braces just isn’t appealing. With clear plastic aligners, no one has to know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment except for you and your dentist.
In addition to their cosmetic advantages, clear braces are vastly more comfortable than traditional braces. You won’t have to worry about a broken wire or bracket poking your lip or cheek lining. Instead, enjoy the smooth contours of your custom aligners.
Because your ClearCorrect clear braces are easy to remove, there are no dietary restrictions associated with treatment. Continue to enjoy your favorite foods throughout the duration of your treatment. Your teeth are also much easier to clean with clear aligners than they are with metal braces. Simply brush and floss as you normally would and replace your aligners when you’re finished.
Am I Candidate for Clear Braces?
A consultation with our experienced, highly trained team will determine your candidacy for ClearCorrect clear braces and any of our other cosmetic dentistry services. Simply give us a call today to schedule your visit with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey, your trusted Dentists at Orenco Station in Hillsboro, OR. We genuinely look forward to helping you achieve the gorgeous, healthier smile you’ve always wanted without any metal brackets or wires. Our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes teens and adults to explore their options with ClearCorrect invisible braces. We proudly serve families from throughout Hillsboro and the surrounding areas, including Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and beyond.
Reliable Teeth Whitening Solutions from Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey in Hillsboro, OR
March 17, 2015
Do you have tooth discoloration concerns? If so, you’re not alone. Teeth whitening is actually the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure. Our teeth may start out bright and white, but over the years our natural enamel can wear down, becoming more transparent and permitting the naturally yellow dentin of the inner tooth to show through. Our teeth can also stain from commonly consumed beverages like coffee, tea, soda, and wine. If you want to tackle your tooth discoloration for good, schedule a teeth whitening appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey today. The Dentists at Orenco Station are highly skilled cosmetic dentistry specialists, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and the surrounding communities.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available today, but they all have trouble fulfilling their teeth whitening promises. Teeth whitening toothpastes don’t contain the bleaching agents necessary to whiten your teeth. Other products, like whitening gels, strips, and rinses offer only diluted bleaching power. As such, it can take several weeks of daily use before you seen any significant improvement in the color of your teeth.
In- Office Teeth Whitening
For a truly reliable teeth whitening solution, we offer professional in-office whitening treatment that can be completed in under an hour. You can walk in on your lunch break, and walk out with a dazzling new smile.
Take Home Teeth Whitening
We also offer a convenient take home whitening solution with the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System. The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System is unique in that it increases your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, and this oxygen actually dissolves stains. Take home teeth whitening comes with fully customized bleaching trays and professional strength whitening gel which can effortlessly whiten your teeth while you sleep, and typically takes about two weeks to complete.
Hillsboro Teeth Whitening Appointments
Whether you prefer our chairside teeth whitening option, or our convenient take home solution, you will receive the whitening power you expect and deserve. Finally fulfill your bright smile wishes and schedule a teeth whitening appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey today. The Dentists at Orenco Station are trusted cosmetic dentistry experts, now delivering quality care daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and the neighboring areas.
Do You Have Dental Fears? Discover Your Sedation Dentistry Options in Hillsboro, OR
February 17, 2015
Do you have a fear of dental treatment? Dental fear and anxiety is a common barrier for many patients to seek the dental treatment they need to stay healthy. For some, dental fear and anxiety can persist despite the promise of pain relieving anesthetic doses. If your dental fears keep you from receiving dental care on a regular basis, you could be jeopardizing your overall health. But you can protect yourself from dental decay by making your next dental care appointment with the gentle and understanding sedation dentistry experts of Orenco Station. Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey are experienced sedation dentists. The Dentists at Orenco Station deliver quality care daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and the surrounding communities.
What Are Your Sedation Dentistry Choices?
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation can help the majority of patients with mild to moderate levels of dental fear and anxiety. Sedation medication can be taken orally, about an hour before your appointment begins. The medication will make you drowsy, but you will remain awake.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation: If you need stronger sedation, Dr. Kearbey offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation. Nitrous oxide gas is combined with oxygen through a mask that’s gently placed over your nose. The gas will help you feel completely relaxed, and Dr. Kearbey can control the amount of sedation you receive. Nitrous oxide gas can wear off quickly once the mask is removed so you will be able to drive yourself home after the procedure if this is your sedation choice.
- IV Sedation: With IV sedation, you can receive your sedative medication through a vein, so that it will take effect quickly. This method will also allow Dr. Kearbey to continually adjust the level of sedation administered.
Hillsboro Sedation Dentistry Appointments
While oral conscious sedation can help the majority of patients with mild to moderate levels of dental fear or anxiety, it may be ineffective in patients with more acute levels of anxiety. Dr. Kearbey will work with you to ensure that you receive the type and amount of sedation medication that works best for you. Make your next sedation dentistry appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey today. The Dentists at Orenco Station proudly restore smiles daily throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and neighboring areas.
You Get More than Just Tooth Replacement with New Dental Implants
January 17, 2015
Dental 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.
Could Your Headache and Neck Pain Be Caused By a TMJ Disorder?
December 17, 2014
Do you often have unexplained head pain and jaw stiffness? You could be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Millions of people suffer from the headaches, neck pain, and joint and muscle soreness of TMJ disorder without knowing it. Untreated TMJ disorder can make it difficult to eat or even speak. If you suspect that you may have developed a TMJ disorder, make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey for a TMJ disorder evaluation and treatment plan today. They can determine if your pain and discomfort stem from a TMJ disorder. The Dentists at Orenco Station proudly serve patients of all ages throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and nearby communities.
What is TMJ Disorder?
TMJ disorder is a group of degenerative conditions involving the temporomandibular joint and its surrounding muscles. This area is responsible for the jaw movement necessary to talk and eat. The joint slides and rotates just in front of your ear, connecting the temporal bone (side of the skull) with the mandible (lower jaw). TMJ disorder can fall into one of three categories:
- Myofascial pain: discomfort or pain in the muscles of the jaw, neck, and shoulders
- Injury: resulting from a dislocated jaw or displaced disc
- Degenerative joint disease: rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in the jaw joint
What are the Signs of TMJ Disorder?
- Jaw pain or soreness that is specific to a certain time of day
- Jaw pain when you chew or yawn
- Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
- Locked or stiff jaw
- Sensitive teeth in the absence of infection or gum disease
- An earache without an ear infection
Who’s at Risk for Developing TMJ Disorder?
No one knows the exact cause of TMJ disorder. However, TMJ disorder does affect twice as many women as men. Trauma to the jaw or jaw joint can sometimes play a role in development of the disorder, but in most cases the cause of the disorder is unknown. However, stressful situations can aggravate the symptoms. The discomfort you experience is caused by the overuse of the jaw joint muscles, especially if you clench or grind your teeth (bruxism). These excessive habits can tire the jaw muscles and lead to the associated pain and discomfort in the head and neck.
TMJ Disorder Evaluations in Hillsboro, OR
The Dentists at Orenco Station can evaluate and treat you for TMJ disorder. Many patients have been able to eliminate and even reverse their TMJ disorder with non-invasive oral appliance therapy. You can make an appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey for immediate TMJ symptom relief with a custom oral appliance today. Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey are highly qualified general and restorative dentists. The Dentists at Orenco Station proudly serve families throughout Hillsboro, OR, Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and the surrounding areas.
The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease
November 17, 2014
Have 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
- 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.