General Dentistry Procedures
Dr. Ardeshir Raghian is a highly experienced dentist who offers a wide range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures at our Winnetka, IL, office. While our primary goal is to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other serious conditions, when issues do develop, we offer conservative treatment options to restore your oral health. Whether you need a filling or crown, or are interested in enhancing your appearance with Invisalign®, we will ensure your results look completely natural.
After decayed enamel is removed, we will fill the tooth to strengthen it and protect it from further damage. Previously, silver amalgam fillings were used, as they were inexpensive and durable. These fillings, despite their effectiveness, not only diminish the appearance of your smile, but can also damage your tooth over time. For this reason, we offer our patients composite resin fillings. Composite resin is a strong material that we can match to the color of your tooth, making it virtually invisible.
Whether you need a filling or crown, or are interested in enhancing your appearance, we will ensure your results look completely natural.
A tooth that has suffered damage from trauma or a large area of decay may require a dental crown rather than a filling. A dental crown completely encases the damaged tooth to protect it from further injury while restoring strength and functionality to your smile. As with many restorations, a dental crown can be made from metal, however, porcelain crowns are often preferred for their aesthetics. Ceramic crowns are matched to the shade of your surrounding teeth for a seamless look.
If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth, we can restore your smile with a dental bridge. A traditional dental bridge is secured by two crowns placed over the adjacent, healthy teeth, which are used to support pontics (false teeth). We also offer implant-supported bridges, which rely on posts embedded in the jaw for support.
Your gum, or periodontal, health is an important component of your oral health, which is why we offer a variety of procedures related to periodontal care. In addition to regular dental cleanings, we also offer deep cleanings, or scaling and root planing treatments, for more advanced cases of gum disease. For severe cases and for those suffering from gum recession, we also offer gum contouring and soft tissue grafting.
Whether a tooth is impacted or severely damaged, we can perform an extraction using precise methods to ensure your comfort. We can also perform wisdom tooth extractions to prevent the serious complications that are often related to third molars.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are another way to repair a damaged tooth after decayed portions are removed. Inlays or onlays are often recommended when a filling is insufficient but the patient does not require a crown. These restorations are typically tooth-colored, especially when they are placed on teeth that are visible when you smile.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that can change the size and shape of your teeth, conceal or repair minor damage, and address minor orthodontic issues such as gapped or crooked teeth. Dental bonding uses composite resin for a completely lifelike appearance, and is ideal for patients who do not want or do not qualify for porcelain veneers.
We offer Opalescence® take-home teeth whitening kits which can dramatically brighten your teeth in as little as two weeks. Our take-home kits use professional-strength gels to whiten from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Your take-home kit will include customized whitening trays that fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth. Depending on your desired outcomes, you may whiten your teeth anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour every day, or wear your trays overnight.
Schedule Your Appointment
Dr. Raghian is proud to offer a comprehensive scope of care, all in one location. Contact our dental office today to learn more about the various procedures we offer or to schedule an appointment.
“We want to design a custom treatment plan that will make your smile shine.” Dr. Eddy