PERSONALIZED CARE
FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
RESTORING SMILES

The St. Helens Dental Center provides preventive care and minor restorative treatments can help keep your smile looking beautiful, functioning properly, and feeling comfortable. Our staff provide an extensive array of services to suit patients of all ages, including oral exams and routine cleanings, fluoride treatments, urgent care, and more. 

Looking for a family dentist in St. Helens, Oregon?  We like to think of our patients as friends.  We know that visiting the dentist is not always a pleasant experience, so we try our best to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

If damage or decay has marred the beauty and function of your teeth, our services can repair your smile. At the St. Helens Dental Center, we offer a broad range of techniques to address everything from cavities to missing teeth. We utilize the highest-quality materials and take great care in providing treatment that is designed to last and appear as natural-looking as possible.

St. Helens Dental Center now proudly offering Invisalign clear Aligners. Contact our office for more information.

Welcome to our practice.

St. Helens dentist, Michael Van Gordon, and staff, would like to welcome you to the St. Helens Dental Center website. Please take a moment to look around and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Come and visit our office.

St. Helens Dental Center is located in St. Helens, Oregon. We employ the most up to date technology to assure our patients a timely and efficient visit while receiving high quality dental care.

In addition to the many procedures offered to you and your family, we provide a professional and relaxed atmosphere to make your time with us as comfortable as possible. Please don't let an unpleasant experience in the past keep you from giving our office a try. We're confident that we can earn your trust and make St. Helens Dental Center a place you will feel good about referring your family and friends to.

At St. Helens Dental Center we combine advanced techniques with new technology. We know that your time is valuable and we are pleased to offer the Cerec Restoration System for the fabrication of our all ceramic restorations. 

This treatment can be completed in one office visit meaning less time away from home or work and more time enjoying your new look. As you can see from our before and after photos, the results can be very dramatic!

Contact us today to learn more.

Find Our Office

We are located at 36200 Pittsburg Road in Saint Helens, Oregon.  Visit our Directions page to get detailed directions to our office.

Affordable Treatment Options

We work with a variety of insurance providers and even take care of the billing.  If you don't have insurance we do take cash payments and offer competitive pricing for our services.

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CEREC® CAD/CAM Dental Crowns in St. Helens, OR.

CEREC® is a multi-instrument system that allows dentists to create and place custom-fitted ceramic restorations in a single appointment. The system consists of an infrared digital camera, a computer with 3D imaging software, and a milling unit with diamond blades for quick, precise, and highly detailed construction of restorations. 

The CEREC system can produce any permanent, single-tooth ceramic restoration, including crowns, onlays, veneers, and fillings. Restorations are fully designed and fabricated by our dentists in St. Helens, OR, allowing for complete control over the look and fit of the material as opposed to creation in a lab by someone who has never even seen the actual patient.

Unlike metals and alloys, the ceramic used in CEREC restorations is similar to the natural tooth, so cracking is minimized because the material expands and contracts at about the same rate as the tooth during temperature changes while eating. In addition, CEREC offers benefits over traditional restoration systems such as fewer injections, less drilling, less material removed from the damaged tooth, and minimal time commitment. It also eliminates the need for temporary restorations, which can fall off or lead to other problems.

The entire CEREC procedure is done in only one short visit. Our dentist will first administer a local anesthetic and prepare your tooth for the restoration, removing decayed and weakened tissue from the affected area. At this point, instead of using dental putty to take an impression of your tooth, he will take a digital picture with the CEREC camera. Using CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, the CEREC software converts this picture to a 3D virtual model of your prepared tooth. This image is used as a guide to design your new restoration. Once our dentist is happy with the virtual tooth, the data is sent to an onsite CEREC milling unit, which creates your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block. These blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colors to match your surrounding teeth. The process usually takes less than 20 minutes.

We welcome you to contact our office today for more information about the benefits of CEREC CAD/CAM technology.

CEREC Omnicam

CEREC Milling Unit

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Tel: 503.397.1315 | Fax: 503.366.5328

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Mon - Thu: 8am - 5pm

CONTINUITY OF CARE

Over 17 years of experience treating patients in St. Helens, Oregon.

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36200 Pittsburg Rd
Saint Helens, OR 97051

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