Comprehensive Dental Health Care for Arlington Heights, IL & Beyond
The staff and dentist at the office of Stevan Orser, DDS are dedicated to providing the highest level of dental care in Arlington Heights, IL. Our goal is provide you with quality dental health services and the information you need to understand and take charge of your oral health. Good oral health is vital to good overall health. Together with you, Dr. Orser and his team will help you develop a comprehensive dental treatment plan that helps you improve your immediate and long-term oral health.
General Dentistry & Preventive Care
Preventive care plays an important role in preventing problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Together, we will help you develop an at-home dental routine that complements our in-office dental care. Regular check-ups include hygiene appointments, periodontal (gum) disease screenings, TMJ screenings, annual x-rays, oral cancer screenings, and more. Our goal is to help your develop healthy oral health habits. We will also help you recognize warning signs if something serious develops.
When a soft-tissue laser cleaning is performed, it helps keep the bacteria in your mouth at the lowest level. This alleviates bad breath and gives you a sparkling smile. In addition, this procedure is comfortable, fast, and eliminates the need for invasive tools.
Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
A number of risk factors can contribute to a patient developing gum disease including genetics, smoking, pregnancy, stress, grinding teeth, puberty, poor nutrition, diabetes, and poor oral hygiene. It is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults and can cause jaw bone deterioration. You may have gum disease if your gums appear red, tender to the touch, or are swollen. Our hygienists with examine your mouth to determine the severity of your condition and may recommend deep cleaning to reverse the condition. We use gentle soft-tissue laser treatments to treat infected pockets in your mouth. Combined with ultrasonic techniques, this can help restore your gums to optimal oral health and remove the disease.
This treatment has many advantages. Bleeding is minimal because as the laser beam removes damaged tissues, it also seals the area. The reduced trauma helps most patients feel better than they would after traditional cleanings.
If you grind your teeth due to anger, pain, stress or other factors while you sleep, you may be suffering from bruxism. This unintentional grinding and clenching of the teeth has many causes, and effects about one-third of the population. Our dental office can help treat your bruxism by prescribing you a custom-made nightguard or dental appliance. Your dental appliance will help prevent further damage to your teeth by reducing your teeth grinding and clenching.
Found on either side of the jaw, the temporomandibular joint holds the upper and lower jaws together. Those who experiencing difficulty and pain while moving these joints may suffer from a TMJ disorder. This can lead to a number of other issues including: jaw joint, ear, and tooth pain. In addition, a number of factors can contribute to TMJ disorders. These include misaligned bites, teeth grinding and joint dislocation.
Our dental office offers non-surgical therapies to restore healthy bite function and alleviate your discomfort. Therapies include oral appliance therapy. Together with you, Dr. Orser will monitor your progress to ensure you achieve long term success.
Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
A healthy smile can boost your self-esteem and increase your confidence. It can also help you make a positive and lasting first impression on others. Aside from regular dental visits and good at-home oral health habits, there are many ways to bring your smile to the next level of radiance. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures help you improve your smile, and restore beauty and function to your teeth. Our dental health team enjoys learning and training in the latest cosmetic dental treatments and procedures. Together, we can help you achieve a bright, long-lasting smile.
Veneers offer patients a way to transform their smile and conceal imperfections. Porcelain veneers look and feel like normal teeth and are custom-made to fit your individual smile. These types of veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth to correct discoloration, gaps, chips and imperfections in tooth size and shape. We also offer minimal prep veneers such as Lumineers or DURAthins, which require only very slight alterations to your tooth structure. Together with you, Dr. Orser will discuss the available options and help you determine which type of veneers fits your wants and needs.
After you begin teeth whitening treatment, the effects of coffee, tea, smoking, medication and other causes of teeth discoloration will slowly disappear. Our professional teeth whitening treatments effectively penetrate the uppermost layers of teeth to safely lift stains. Dr. Orser will work with you to determine which whitening treatment best suits your needs.
Cosmetic bonding provides a way to correct misaligned or chipped teeth. Using liquid resin, Dr. Orser can rebuild and reshape the surface of your tooth. This procedure can be completed in one visit, and offers an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Cosmetic bonding can last 7 to 10 years with proper dental care.
If you have excessive gum tissue, your teeth may appear short and stubby. In reality, your teeth are just waiting to be ne revealed! To correct a gummy smile and reveal a more radiant smile, we may recommend a gum lift or gingivectomy. Using a soft tissue laser, we will remove excess gum tissue, revealing a bold, beautiful and brighter smile.
If you are missing teeth due to dental decay or extractions, dental implants provide a great restoration option. Dental implants consist of metal posts or frames which are surgically inserted into the bone beneath the gums. In order to be a viable candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone structure to support the posts.
After the posts have been placed, they fuse to the jawbone. After Dr. Orser determines the posts can effectively support your replacement teeth, your custom crowns or prosthetics will be mounted, instantly improving your smile and life.
In some cases implants and attractive teeth can be placed all in one day. Ask how we do these procedures.
Dentures & Partials
For patients missing most or all of their teeth, full dentures are a great option. Partial dentures are used for patients who still retain some of their natural teeth. Dentures provide you with a way to restore a natural looking, and healthy functional smile.
When tooth loss occurs, a dental bridge can help close the gaps in your mouth and prevent surrounding teeth from shifting. In addition, it prevents teeth from looking unsightly and looks and acts like natural teeth. To help maintain the position of the rest of your teeth, a dental bridge is permanently cemented in your mouth. With the right level of care, a fixed dental bridge can last for 8 to 10 years.
Dental Onlays are often referred to as “partial crowns” because they cover the entire biting surface of a tooth. An onlay is used on teeth that are too damaged to be repaired with fillings, but are intact enough to not require a full dental crown or cap. The application of a dental crown takes two appointments–one to prepare your tooth and take a dental impression and a second to apply and permanently bond the onlay to your tooth.
Tooth Colored Fillings
A composite or tooth colored dental filling not only aids and prevents broken teeth in the future, it can help you achieve a more natural looking smile. Tooth fillings help treat dental decay and restores structure to a tooth after it is decayed or broken. Composite materials can be mixed and blended to create the perfect shade to match your natural teeth. This helps create a virtually undetectable filling.
If you suffer from bad breath, chances are you’ve tried a number of temporary cover ups like breath mints and alcohol-based mouthwashes. Both of these can mask your bad breath, but neither get to the source of the problem. The CloSysII system is a 4-part program that can permanently eliminate bad breath. It uses a formula of chlorine dioxide and phosphate to neutralize and eliminate bad breath and volatile sulfur compounds in the mouth.
If you are looking to enhance your smile, by using tooth colored composite fillings, Dr. Orser can apply and sculpt it to your teeth. That way you can try on the new look before you proceed.
X-rays have long played an important role in the dental diagnostic process. Radiography reveals problems not visible to the naked eye. Digital x-rays do not use traditional film, and instead use small sensors. These small sensors reduce the amount of radiation used, save time, and provide more instantaneous results for you and your dentist. Digital radiographs can be viewed on a computer, which gives your dentist the clearest view of your teeth, mouth, and tissues, while reducing the amount of radiation you are exposed to.
Intraoral Cameras and Chairside Monitors
Intraoral Cameras play an important role in helping patients understand their dental problems and needs. An intraoral camera is pen-sized camera tipped wand that your dentist or hygienist uses to examine your mouth and take digital images. The images are then sent to a computing unit, where they can be viewed and examined by your doctor, and shown to you. This tool gives you and your dentist an honest survey of your mouth and can show how your at-home dental care is paying off.
IV Sedation/General Anesthesia
For patients with fear or anxiety related to the dentist, sedation dentistry can provide a way for you to receive dental health care without worry. Intravenous Sedation offers patients a deeper level of sedation, and produces either partial or full memory loss for a period of time. This procedure is often used for extraction and dental implant procedures.
Dental microscopes, also called loupes allow your dentist to diagnose and treat small problems before they become larger issues. Loupes can help your dentist detect areas of dental decay, small hairline cracks in your teeth and more. This is a great preventive tool and can help you avoid costly, extensive procedures in the future.
This type of technology provides us with a panoramic view of your mouth. It reveals the relationship between your occlusion (how your top and bottom teeth fit together), teeth and jaw. A Panorex may be used when planning restorative or cosmetic dental procedures, in addition to digital x-rays, and photos of the interior and exterior of your mouth.
The T-Scan System is designed to help your dentist measure and record how your occlusion, or biting forces, change over time. Using a mouth-shaped sensor, patients bite down and the system record points of contact and how your teeth are aligned.
Patient Comfort & Amenities
- Aromatherapy Pillows
- Beverage Bar (Gourmet Coffee, Bottled Water, Hot Tea, Juices & More)
- Complimentary Toothpaste and Lip Balm
- Flat Screen TVs in Every Exam Room
- Free Wi-Fi
- Freshly Baked Cookies & Muffins
- Noise Cancelling Headphones
- Relaxing Music
- Warm, Moist Towels
Dental Care in Arlington Heights, IL You Can Count On
The practice of Stevan Orser, DDS provides quality dental care in Arlington Heights, IL. We are proud to help patients achieve bright, healthy smiles for life. Our dental health care team is dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you have always wanted through restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services.
For more information about our dental care, our practice, or for general dental questions, please contact our office at 847-870-8827 today.