In restorative dentistry, many patients will find that porcelain restorations are commonplace. These restorations are used for a variety of purposes, and are all available in Saint Helens, OR with the team at Hiebert Smith Dental Group.
What are porcelain restorations?
Over the years, it has been determined that restorations that repair the smile are best suited for a material such as porcelain. Porcelain closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, ensuring seamless integration when place din the smile. Drs. Hiebert and Smith are dedicated in providing restorations that look as beautiful as possible, allowing them to blend seamlessly into the smile.
Porcelain restorations made in our practice may include the following:
- Onlays – onlays are sometimes referred to as “partial crowns” and may be used in conjunction with fillers to address areas of decay. They are bonded into place over the tooth with special dental bonding to ensure they last for many years.
- Dental crowns – a common restoration used in dental practices is that of a dental crown. The dental crown, or porcelain “cap,” is a porcelain piece that is fabricated to cover all visible areas of the natural tooth to add an extra layer of protection and strength to the natural tooth structure.
- Dental veneers – ceramic restorations such as porcelain veneers are also made of this material. These thin facings are made to cover the anterior teeth for cosmetic purposes.
Schedule a visit today with Hiebert Smith Dental Group
Drs. Hiebert and Smith of Hiebert Smith Dental Group are dentists who are pleased to provide restorations that are beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting for patients who need to repair their smile. If you are interested in onlays, dental crowns, or dental veneers, we encourage you to book a consultation appointment with our staff to find out if you qualify for any of these restorations that may be available to you in our practice. We are conveniently located in Saint Helens, at 1550 Saint Helens Street and can be reached for an appointment at (503) 397-6144. Book a visit with our front office team today and take the first step in repairing and enhancing your smile!