Veneers, Crowns, & Dental Bonding

Porcelain dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials, designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve the appearance of misshapen, worn down, stained or discolored teeth. However, they can also be used to close any minor gaps a patient may have. Porcelain veneers not only look and feel natural, but they are also strong and long-lasting.

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The aesthetics and longevity of Porcelain Veneers is dependent on the dentist preparing, creating and placing them. If not properly cemented, bacteria can become trapped and cause the tooth to decay. If you are going to invest in the cost and time of porcelain veneers, don’t you want the best? A highly skilled, specially trained surgical and restorative implant specialist?
Dr. Starr  is Central Oregon’s Implant Specialist!

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

  • Strong and durable
  • Natural appearance
  • Prevent discoloration
  • Low maintenance
  • Minimally invasive
  • Requires little enamel removal
  • Quick cosmetic fix


A dental crown (also known as a cap) is an artificial dental restoration that is placed over a tooth. Teeth that no longer have the strength to function, inhibit a proper bite, or that have undergone a root canal treatment may need a crown to prevent future damage and maintain tooth structure.

While there are several materials a crown can be made of, Dr. Starr uses the best choice, taking into consideration a person’s bite, esthetics and longevity. Just like a veneer, a dental crown’s success and longevity has to do with the treatment provider. Having earned the highest credentials in surgical and restorative and instructing Oregon Dentists surgical and restorative implantology skills , Dr. Starr and his team have the skills needed to successfully address all their patients’ restorative dental needs.

Reasons for a Dental Crown

  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Teeth with large, leaking fillings
  • Worn down teeth
  • Teeth that have undergone a root canal
  • Teeth with discolored fillings
  • Teeth that are too small or misshapen
  • Cover a dental implant

Composite Dental Bonding

Dental composite bonding is used to fill in missing or damaged enamel or dentin. It looks and functions as a patient’s natural tooth. Composite bonding requires little to no tooth reduction and is less costly than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. With the proper maintenance, it can be long lasting. It does require more maintenance than porcelain, although many times it is easily repaired.

Bothered By Cracked, Broken, Worn Down Or Misshapen Teeth?
Call 7th Street Dental At (541) 447-7000!

Veneers, Crowns, & Dental Bonding

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