Alan Golshanara, DDS

Alan Golshanara, DDS, MAGD, FICOI

Your family dentist in Fair Oaks, CA


General Dentistry

  • Routine cleaning, fluoride, polishing, and Digital X-rays
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Partials

Our practice provides a variety of services to help you keep your mouth in healthy condition. These services range from the routine care of your teeth and gums to advanced diagnostic and technical dental procedures. We explain any necessary dental treatment as well as answer any questions you may have.

In addition to monitoring and maintaining your dental health on a regular basis, we take care of your dental emergencies.

Preventative Dentistry

  • Cleaning
  • Polishing
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Breath treatment kits
  • Athletic mouthguards

To keep a healthy, bright smile, regular dental care is an absolute necessity. Without daily hygiene, plaque, tarter, and stains start to build up on the teeth, giving them a dull or dark appearance. The acids and toxins in plaque destroy the tooth enamel, causing decay.

In order to keep a healthy smile. regular cleaning appointments should occur every 3-6 months. Fluoride treatments are used to strengthen teeth to prevent cavities. Fluoride is administered by using custom trays that fit the top and bottom teeth. Sealants are used to cover the fissures and deep grooves on the top of the teeth to prevent bacteria and food from getting trapped within the grooves.

Restorative Dentistry

  • Crowns
  • Dentures - full and partial
  • Implant restorations
  • Amalgam restorations
  • Fillings
  • Fixed or removable bridges
  • Implants
  • Sealants

Restorative dentistry has undergone a virtual revolution in the past twenty years with the introduction of a wide range of new materials and techniques.

Restorative materials can be used to repair broken. stained. missing or damaged teeth. They are most often used to treat canes. which appear on your teeth as brown or black spots. These spots are actually areas of diseased tissue. Your dentist treats caries by carefully removing all traces of decay from the affected tooth. Once the decay is removed. your dentist shapes the resulting cavity and fills it with a suitable restorative material.

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Tooth whitening
  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Bonding
  • Smile brightening

A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With the advantages of modern dentistry. you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped. or misshapen teeth. You now have choices that can help you smile with confidence.

Advances in modern dental materials and techniques increasingly offer new ways to create more pleasing, natural-looking smiles. New aesthetic materials, such as ceramic and plastic compounds, mimic the appearance of natural teeth.


Endodontics is the area of dentistry dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue. Endodontic therapy (root canal) is a type of treatment that can save diseased or injured teeth. The alternative to endodontics is extraction.

There have been many recent advances in cleaning. shaping, and filling techniques. Endodontic treatment involves cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth. In many cases, the tooth treatmen occurs without doing a root canal, and the inflammation symptoms will resolve.

Symptoms that might indicate the need for root canal therapy include:

  • significant and constant pain, especially when you lie down
  • significant sensitivity to hot or cold
  • pain upon chewing on that tooth
  • a darkening of the color of only one tooth
  • the appearance of a pimple or fistula in the gum

Pediatric Dentistry

  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Orthodontic work
  • Painless dentistry

We want every child's visit to be a positive experience that will encourage a lifetime of quality dental treatment. Pediatric programs in our office help provide positive feedback for children, such as rewards for great checkups.

To ensure quality care, it is important to help kids feel as comfortable and as relaxed as possible prior to their visit. With parental help at home, we can prepare your child so he or she knows what to expect.