Sometimes you just have to take the good with the bad. Finding out that you need to have a dental crown may not be the news you wanted to hear from Dr. Anderson. However, there is some good news—Anderson Family Dental uses CEREC in Colorado Springs to give patients quality dental restorations in just one visit.
June 10, 2016
May 15, 2016
The pain may come on gradually. On the other hand, it may strike suddenly in the middle of the night. But for most people, the first indication that something is terribly wrong with a tooth is extreme pain. A toothache is often an indication that you have an infected tooth. To preserve the tooth, Anderson Family Dental offers root canal in Colorado Springs.
November 30, 2015
For years, restoring damaged teeth with crowns has taken at least two dental office visits, and several weeks wearing a temporary while a lab milled the permanent crown. Thanks to CEREC same-day crowns, patients don’t have to wait weeks to restore their smiles, and the in-office milling unit may even allow our team to produce better results.
July 28, 2015
At Anderson Family Dental, Dr. Erick Anderson and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants understand that you might not want to hear you have a tooth that needs a crown. First, that means your tooth is damaged enough to require a restoration. And secondly, there’s the time you’ll need to carve out of your busy schedule in order to have the crown placed. Well, here’s some good news—Anderson Family Dental offers CEREC one visit crowns. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With this state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Erick can prep your tooth, fabricate your crown and set it all in the course of one appointment.
Dental crowns are commonly used to repair a number of dental problems including severe tooth decay, a cracked tooth, a broken tooth or a tooth that needs protection after root canal therapy. Traditionally, crowns required at least a couple of office visits scheduled several weeks apart. In between appointments, patients would need to wear a temporary crown while the permanent crown was created in a dental lab. With CEREC same day crowns, however, we can restore your tooth quickly and efficiently.
More about CEREC Crowns
The CEREC system at Anderson Family Dental consists of a digital camera, 3D CAD software to design your tooth restoration and a milling unit that fabricates your new crown in our office. Dr. Erick begins the procedure by making sure you’re completely comfortable. Then, once the affected tooth and the surrounding area are adequately anesthetized, we’ll prepare your tooth for the new metal-free crown.
Using the CEREC camera, we then take a digital impression of your tooth, which is transferred to the system’s computer. With this image, the 3D CAD software creates a virtual model of your tooth and designs your crown. The design, which includes the restoration’s correct color, shape and biting surface, is sent to the milling unit in our office. This milling unit uses high-speed burs to accurately fabricate the CEREC crown in only about 20 minutes. Once milled, the restoration can be polished or stained for even more lifelike appearance.
Finally, Dr. Erick carefully inspects your new crown, checks the fit and cements it into place. Thanks to the convenience and efficiency of CEREC one visit crowns, your tooth is completely restored.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about CEREC crowns, then call Anderson Family Dental. Dr. Erick and his team welcome patients from Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the neighboring areas.
February 28, 2015
High quality, natural-looking, and custom dental crowns don’t have to take forever. Dr. Erick can restore or replace your decayed or lost tooth in just one appointment. We use high-tech digital optical impressions and cutting-edge CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) computer technology to increase our treatment efficiency, productivity, and accuracy. Our digital impressions equipment can be used to design and fabricate same-day dental restorations to reduce your total appointment time and eliminate the need for multiple visits. You can walk-in with severely damaged teeth, and walk-out with a fully restored, confident new smile. If you want modern dental care that supports your busy schedule, make a dental crowns appointment with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Erick Anderson is a highly qualified Colorado Springs restorative dentist. Anderson Family Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the surrounding communities.
Digital impressions allow us to create virtual, computer-generated replicas of your hard and soft tissues using lasers and other optical scanning devices. This technology can capture clear and incredibly accurate images and data in a matter of minutes. With this method, we have no need for traditional messy impression materials, which can be inconvenient and uncomfortable for some patients. In addition, digital impression information can be quickly transferred to our in-office CEREC system to create your new dental crown faster than ever before.
One- Visit CEREC Dental Crowns in Colorado Springs
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer-aided design/Computer-aided manufacturing) equipment, a digital infrared camera, and 3D software to design your new dental crown. Our in-office CAM milling unit utilizes high-speed burs to mill your restoration in about 20 minutes. The metal-free materials used for CEREC dental crowns include, blocks of porcelain, composite, and lithium disilicate. When the CEREC milling process is complete, your new dental crown can be polished or stained and glazed to create a life-like appearance that blends seamlessly with your natural smile. The total process, from start to finish, can take as little as 60 minutes.
Same-Day Dental Crowns in Colorado Springs
Once your new dental crown is finished and inspected, it is placed and checked for fit, then permanently cemented, all in a single appointment. At Anderson Family Dental, we are redefining the dental care experience. If you need immediate tooth restoration or replacement, schedule a dental crowns appointment with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Erick Anderson is an experienced Colorado Springs restorative dentist. Anderson Family Dental delivers quality restorative care daily throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the neighboring areas.
January 18, 2015
A severe toothache can negatively impact your mood and ability to concentrate, making it difficult to get through your day and take care of the things that matter most. When you are in pain due to a root canal infection, it’s nigh impossible to think of anything else. While no one necessarily wants to undergo root canal treatment, suffering through constant discomfort and potentially losing your entire tooth isn’t exactly a viable option, either. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, our team can alleviate your worries and fears surrounding root canal treatment and provide you with a lasting solution to tooth pain.
Preserve Your Natural Smile with Root Canal Treatment
Within each of your teeth is a nerve-filled center within a deep canal that extends down through the root and into the jaw. When decay infiltrates a tooth and reaches this inner chamber, the result is an infection that may lead to a dull ache, sharp pain, increased sensitivity, and even an abscess. Without treatment, an infected root canal may lead to the need for extraction in order to prevent additional damage to surrounding teeth and the jaw bone.
Rather than remove the diseased tooth – which would eventually require replacement with a dental implant or bridge – our doctors can treat it with root canal therapy. The infected tissue is removed and the area is cleansed thoroughly. The tooth is then covered with a custom crown crafted from color-matched dental porcelain for a realistic appearance and unparalleled durability. Your newly restored tooth will be pain-free, strong, and beautiful, allowing you to smile, eat, and speak with confidence and comfort.
Root Canal Therapy Colorado Springs Families Trust
At Anderson Family Dental, we understand that root canal treatment has developed a poor reputation over the years, albeit undeserved. Your root canal therapy appointment with Dr. Erick and Dr. Richard will be just as comfortable and relaxed as any other visit to our warm and inviting dental office. As the top dentists in the Colorado Springs, CO area, we even offer proven sedation dentistry options for patients who need a little extra help feeling calm before and during their treatment. Contact us today to schedule your visit with the Anderson Family Dental team, and experience what a difference our commitment to your comfort, safety, and satisfaction can make in your next appointment.
Our conveniently located dental office in Colorado Springs, CO is privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Stratmoor, Fort Carson, Falcon, Black Forest, and beyond.
November 20, 2014
Are your missing teeth or worn out dentures preventing you from living a full and active life? The problems associated with tooth loss and replacement can significantly affect your quality of life. However, Dr. Anderson can offer a simple and innovative solution to these problems with dental implants. Dental implants are tiny titanium posts, implanted into your jaw, to permanently replace your missing teeth in a convenient, healthy, and esthetically pleasing manner. You can regain your quality of life with dental implants. All you need to do is make a dental implants consultation appointment with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Anderson is Colorado Springs best dentist for placing and restoring dental implants. Anderson Family Dental proudly restores smiles throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the surrounding communities.
Why Are Patients Choosing Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to choosing dental implants as your tooth replacement method. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently placed and don’t have to be removed for daily cleaning. Dental implants will not shift or move while speaking, and do not require the use of messy gels or pastes to stay in place. Dentures need to be replaced every five years or so, whereas dental implants can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and routine dental exams. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require the grinding down or shaping, of your surrounding healthy teeth. Dental implants actually improve your oral health, instead of leaving your healthy teeth vulnerable to decay like dental bridges. In addition, dental implants restore the bone lost after a tooth is extracted. This replacement preserves your facial structure and your jaw bone density, resulting in a more youthful appearance than you may experience with dentures.
How Long Will It Take to Get My Dental Implants?
Dental implants start with a consultation with a qualified dentist. If your mouth is healthy enough for treatment, your implants can be placed soon. You may also need to undergo bone grafting or sinus lift surgery before your implant can be placed. After placement, the implant will need time to heal and fully fuse with your existing jaw bone. When it’s fully healed, Dr. Anderson will place a natural looking crown or denture that will permanently replace your missing tooth or teeth.
If you want to explore your options for tooth replacement with dental implants, make an appointment for consultation with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Anderson is Colorado Springs best dentist for dental implants and restorative dentistry. Anderson Family Dental proudly serves patients throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and nearby areas.
September 22, 2014
Everyone loves to laugh and smile, but cosmetic concerns like cracks, chips, and uneven spacing can make showing off your teeth something you’d prefer to avoid. At Anderson Family Dental, Dr. Erick T. Anderson and Dr. Richard L. Anderson provide Colorado Springs, CO patients with a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including cosmetic bonding. Let us show you how quickly and easily we can repair your damaged teeth, allowing you to once again smile with confidence.
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
If one of your teeth is cracked or chipped, you may feel hesitant to smile openly in public and in photos. You may also put off a visit to the dentist because you fear that the repairs will be extensive or costly. Fortunately, there is a solution that is relatively quick, generally pain-free, and very affordable: cosmetic bonding. With a special tooth-colored resin, our doctors can repair your smile in a way that promotes natural-looking results.
There are a number of undesirable dental issues that can be easily corrected with cosmetic bonding, including the following:
- To correct a small gap between two teeth
- Recontouring a tooth that is misshapen
- To mask discoloration that is resistant to tooth whitening efforts
- To decrease sensitivity in a tooth whose root is exposed
- To enlarge a tooth that is too small in relation to other teeth
- To repair a crack or chip in a tooth
Our experienced doctors are always happy to help you decide which cosmetic dentistry solution is best for your individual case. We welcome your questions, and we promise to always provide you with accurate answers that are personalized to fulfill your unique needs.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Bonding Consultation
If your smile is plagued by noticeable flaws like cracks, chips, or gaps, our Colorado Springs, CO cosmetic dentist can help. Our state-of-the-art dental practice offers an all-encompassing range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to patients from throughout Colorado Springs, Black Forest, Fort Carson, Stratmoor, Falcon, and beyond. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!
June 20, 2014
Though the term “root canal” often conjures up a variety of negative thoughts and emotions in many, the truth is that this elemental restorative dentistry service is among the most effective at actually relieving pain, not causing it. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Erick T. Anderson and Richard L. Anderson offer a variety of general and restorative dental treatments to help keep our patients’ smiles healthy and bright, including root canal therapy when necessary.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
During root canal therapy, the infected portion of the tooth will be removed and all bacteria will be eliminated from the resultant cavity. The area will be filled with a biocompatible material and sealed off with a protective, durable, and aesthetically pleasing crown. We’ll always make sure that you are completely comfortable throughout the duration of your procedure, taking your individual needs into consideration every step of the way.
Though a thorough examination and consultation with our doctors are necessary in order to definitively determine the need for a root canal treatment, there are some things that you can keep an eye out for at home between visits to our practice. Some examples of symptoms that may indicate the need for treatment include:
- A tooth that persistently hurts, even after brushing and flossing carefully
- Change in tooth color, usually to a pale gray shade
- Pain and sensitivity to cold and heat
- Inflammation in the gum tissue surrounding a particular tooth
- Pain when chewing, or when the tooth in question is touched
Family Dentistry You Can Trust
At Anderson Family Dental, we believe that each and every patient deserves to enjoy optimal oral health as well as the beautiful smiles that come with it. If you suspect that you or someone in your family is in need of root canal treatment, please contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our caring team and experienced doctors. We look forward to treating you to the best, most compassionate dental care in Colorado Springs, CO and the surrounding areas. We also serve patients from throughout communities in Fort Carson, Stratmoor, Black Forest, Falcon, and beyond.
June 10, 2014
Crowns are a common restorative option in modern dentistry, offering fundamental support and protection for teeth that have been compromised by decay or damage. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Erick T. Anderson and Dr. Richard L. Anderson understand that your time is a valuable commodity, so we offer a variety of restorative dentistry services that fit your lifestyle, including CEREC one-visit crowns.
Benefits of CEREC One-Day Restorations
Prior to the advent of CEREC one-visit crowns, a patient in need of a dental restoration would need to make multiple appointments with his or her dentist before the final restoration was actually placed. Messy impression materials were used to take molds of the patient’s dentition and then sent to a separate lab in order to fabricate the crown. In the meantime, the patient would have to leave wearing a temporary crown and return when the final piece had been completed.
Today, however, the advanced technology of CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) makes it possible to capture digital impressions, fabricate a customized dental crown, and place the restoration all in a single visit. Patients are free to leave our office with their complete crown intact, looking and feeling better than ever before.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Whether you are planning to receive treatment that involves a ceramic restoration or you currently have a dental crown and need a replacement, we are here to help. Contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO today and schedule your appointment with our team. We can’t wait to see your smile, and to help you rejuvenate and restore it with our wide range of dental services. Our practice happily welcomes patients from throughout the nearby areas as well, including Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and beyond.