Gentle Dental Care in Elgin
When we say we provide comprehensive dental care, we truly mean it! From basic exams and cleanings to extensive restorative work, and everything in between, Elgin dentist Dr. Ahmad and our team provide your entire family with the gentle dental care they need for a beautiful and healthy smile. Anxious about your visit? We also provide calming sedation options to help you stay relaxed while we take care of your teeth.
Prevention is the best way to avoid costly and invasive dental work down the road. We offer preventive care services to help you get and maintain a healthy smile. Prevention is the best way to avoid costly and invasive dental work down the road. Studies show that your body’s overall health is closely linked to your oral health, so keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is important. We offer a full line-up of preventive care services — from routine exams to gum care and just about everything in between — to help you get and maintain a healthy smile.
- Bi-annual Exams & Cleanings
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Periodontal (Gum) Care & Gingivitis Treatment
- Fluoride Treatment
- Dental Sealants
Sometimes our teeth need a little extra help to look and feel great. We offer a number of restorative dentistry treatments to fix teeth that are chipped, cracked, or even infected. Let us help you get your smile back.
Instead of placing traditional amalgam (silver) fillings, at Violet Creek Family Dentistry, we use composite, or tooth-colored, fillings. These fillings are typically smaller, so they require less preparation and allow us to leave more of your tooth’s healthy structure in place.
If you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped, or a filling so large that it has changed the overall shape of your tooth, you could benefit from the placement of a crown. Dr. Ahmad offers same-day crowns with the revolutionary CEREC® technology, so you can have your crown made and placed in the same appointment.
Patients who are missing a couple of teeth could have their smile restored with a dental bridge. A bridge connects to crowns placed on either side of the gap caused by missing teeth. A false tooth sits in place of the missing tooth or teeth, essentially “bridging” the gap and completing your smile.
For patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, we recommend a denture. Thanks to advancements in materials and technology, dentures are now more comfortable and functional than ever before. Though it will take a few appointments to get your denture to fit just right, once all the adjustments have been made, you’ll be smiling and talking with confidence again, and eating most of your favorite foods.
Dr. Ahmad is trained in all phases of implant dentistry, from the placement of the implant to the restoration that goes on top. Learn more about our dental implant services.
Root Canal Therapy
Severe tooth pain could indicate an infection deep within a tooth. If Dr. Ahmad finds an infection in your tooth, he may recommend root canal therapy. The term “root canal” is scary to most patients, but rest assured that the pain and discomfort your tooth is causing you is much worse than any discomfort you might feel during the procedure. We also provide you with sedation to keep you comfortable.
Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive dental care appointment.
Dental anxiety can range from nerves at a dental visit to steering clear of the dentist for years because of your fears. It’s a very real thing that a number of our patients suffer from, so know that you are not alone and that sedation dentistry can help!
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a sweet-smelling gas that puts patients in a heightened state of relaxation. You’ll simply inhale the gas through a mask during your procedure. Once we’re done, breathe normally for a few minutes and you’ll be as good as new!
For patients with moderate to more severe anxiety, Dr. Ahmad may recommend oral conscious sedation. He’ll prescribe a pill for you to take shortly before your procedure. By the time you’re in the dental chair, you’ll feel calm and comfortable, and our team will be able to get to work on your smile.