Eureka, MO — According to Dr. Jack Griffin, Jr., “Porcelain restorations are the standard in cosmetic dentistry, and in this day of heightened cosmetic awareness, [dentists] are held to higher cosmetic standards than at any time in dental history.” As a leader in the art of cosmetic restorations, Dr. Griffin devotes time and energy towards perfecting his own restoration techniques, as well as teaching courses for his fellow dental professionals about the planning, preparation, and placement of porcelain restorations. He says he feels each course he teaches provides him the opportunity to not only share his knowledge and expertise, but also to hone his own skills and ultimately enhance the level of dental care the community receives.

Throughout each course, Dr. Griffin discusses how to help prevent the breakage and debonding of porcelain restorations along with how to simplify the entire placement process. “Often the choice in materials, preparation styles, temporization, and lab communication can lead to confusion, stress, and less than ideal results,” says the St. Louis cosmetic dentist. He adds that the focus of each course is to maximize efficiency for dentists in order to alleviate any stress and confusion, as well as make aesthetic porcelain restorations as rewarding as possible for patients.

In an effort to make porcelain restorations more rewarding for patients at his St. Louis cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Griffin utilizes a state-of-the-art technology known as CEREC®. The advanced technology enables him to create and place restorations on his patients’ teeth during a single visit, eliminating the need for temporary restorations or impressions. During the process, Dr. Griffin scans his patients’ teeth into a computer which then prompts a CAD/CAM system to construct the restorations from high-density porcelain blocks. The St. Louis dentist says CEREC® is ideal for patients interested in effective restoration results with a limited amount of office visits.

Whether interested in porcelain veneers, restorations, or any other dental treatment such as teeth whitening or Invisalign®, Dr. Griffin is adamant that patients consult with a qualified dentist before receiving any treatment. He says only qualified dentists have the necessary training and experience to effectively diagnose and treat oral issues in the safest, most ethical manner. Additionally, Dr. Griffin says patients should utilize their pre-treatment consultation to make sure they fully comprehend the entire procedural process for any treatment they receive so as to fully achieve all their cosmetic dental goals and ensure optimal results.

About Jack Griffin, Jr., D.M.D.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University Dental School, Dr. Jack Griffin, Jr. is the founder of Eureka Smiles located in Eureka, MO. Since 1988, he and his highly trained staff have been dedicated to providing the greater St. Louis community with state-of-the-art dental care. Dr. Griffin is a member of the American Dental Association and the International Association for Orthodontics, among many other prestigious dental associations. He is a large proponent of continued education and has been awarded accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, as well as Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, which only a handful of dentists receive. Dr. Griffin has also been asked to speak to hundreds of dentists around the country about cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry techniques.

Eureka Smiles is located at 18 Hilltop Village Center Dr. Eureka, MO 63025 and can be reached via phone at 636-938-6241. Additionally, Dr. Griffin can be contacted online at