Restorative Dentistry Specialist

The Van Orman Dental Group

Jeffrey B. Van Orman, DMD

Dentist located in Southwest Metro Area, Lake Oswego, OR

Damage and decay can create tooth problems that are not only unsightly, but can worsen without proper treatment. Jeffrey Van Orman, DMD provides a variety of restorative dentistry services at the Van Orman Dental Group in Lake Oswego, Oregon. If a tooth is missing, damaged, or painful, call or click online to schedule an appointment with the Van Orman Dental Group today.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry involves improving your smile by repairing teeth that are severely damaged or decayed or replacing missing teeth. Damaged, decayed, or missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue; they can lead to serious complications if left untreated.

Failure to replace a missing tooth can cause your remaining teeth to shift, creating bite misalignment. Over time, this may lead to bone deterioration in your jaw.

Dr. Van Orman uses restorative techniques to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. He explores all possible treatments before recommending an extraction. If pulling a tooth is necessary, Dr. Van Orman discusses your options for high-quality, natural-looking replacements.

What are different types of tooth restoration treatments?

Dr. Van Orman offers a variety of tooth restoration services to help you maintain a healthy smile. Common tooth restoration procedures include:

  • Metal-free fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Full mouth rehabilitation

What conditions require tooth restoration?

You may need restorative dentistry treatment if you experience any of the following common dental problems:

  • Cavities
  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Twisted or misaligned teeth

What should I expect from a restorative dentistry procedure?

First, Dr. Van Orman gives you a comprehensive dental exam and thoroughly evaluates your teeth and gums. He may take digital X-rays to check parts of your teeth he can’t see, such as the roots and sides.

If you have tooth damage that requires repair, Dr. Van Orman discusses the best restorative treatment options for your particular situation.

For tooth decay, he may suggest you return for a filling. Dr. Van Orman uses tooth-colored fillings that are free of toxic metal.

If you have severe damage or missing teeth and need a crown, bridge, or dentures, Dr. Van Orman partners with a well-established lab to fabricate natural-looking restorations. He carefully assesses the size, shape, and shade of your natural teeth, then takes an impression and sends it to the lab.

Once it’s ready, Dr. Van Orman places your crown or bridge and makes any necessary adjustments.

If you have tooth problems that need repair, call the Van Orman Dental Group or book an appointment online today.