Are you familiar with the children’s game Simon Sez? Let’s imagine we’re playing that game. Simon sez touch your nose. Simon sez touch your elbow. Simon sez touch your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). If you’re like most people, you just lost our little game. But if you’re familiar with the discomfort of TMJ disorder, or TMD, then you know exactly where your temporomandibular joints are. Place your forefingers just in front of your ears and open your mouth. That movement you feel under your fingers marks where those joints are. For some people, however, just opening and closing their mouth can be painful. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Anderson, the TMD dentist Colorado Springs trusts for effective treatment can alleviate the pain and discomfort of TMD.
December 15, 2015
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.
November 3, 2015
Tooth loss affects more people in the US than you might think. Nearly 4% of US adults aged 20 to 49 are missing at least one tooth, and 10% of adults 50 to 64 are fully edentulous (no natural teeth). Most replacement options for any number of teeth only replace the part visible above the gum line, the crown, but dental implants replace the entire tooth from the roots up. A recent survey revealed that 90% of edentulous patients in the US chose traditional, removable dentures, but those patients are missing out on the opportunity to combat bone density loss, one of the most detrimental effects of tooth loss. Some patients have previously believed they were not candidates for implant-retained dentures, but innovations in implant technology make it possible for more patients than ever to safely and successfully receive implant-retained dental prosthetics.
September 8, 2015
Good dental health breeds great overall health. Did you know your oral health and overall health are closely linked? When one is suffering, the other usually follows. It’s imperative that you maintain good dental health throughout your life. It can keep you out of the dental chair and instead out enjoying life. It isn’t difficult to maintain good dental health, all it takes is dedication. There are many things you can do at home to keep your oral health operating at maximum efficiency. In addition, our general dentistry services can gives us a clearer picture as to what’s going on in your mouth and how best to improve all aspects of your oral health.
August 13, 2015
Do you love your smile, or could it use some work? Everyone wants a beautiful smile. It can change your life. When you look at a person who has a gorgeous smile, what do you concentrate on? Is it the bright shade of white that attracts your eyes? Does the alignment match up so perfectly that it’s hard not to stare? Chances are, that person with the beautiful smile had work done. Sure, it’s entirely possible they’ve kept their mouth in perfect condition their entire life practicing excellent dental hygiene and watching what they eat. But, let’s be honest, how many of those people exist? Our cosmetic dentistry services are designed to make your teeth appear beautiful. If you have a big event coming up or want to nail your next job interview, you should look into receiving cosmetic treatment. Our office in Colorado Springs, CO invites you to freshen up your smile with our excellent dental services. Are you ready to get a smile that will turn heads? Now’s your chance! From porcelain veneers to teeth whitening, Colorado Springs residents have top-quality cosmetic dentistry services at their disposal.
It’s not always clear what dentist or doctor to choose. Many patients make decisions based on an ad they see, a recommendation from a friend, or even the nearest location. At Anderson Family Dental, we truly believe we are the best dentists Colorado Springs has to offer, but we also know that patients should make that decision based on dental care needs, dental benefits, convenience, reliability, and service. If you’re in need of a new dentist especially if you’re new to the Colorado Springs area, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. The Anderson family has been serving the dental needs of generations of Colorado Springs patients since 1975, and we know you’ll be hooked the moment you walk through the door. Call to schedule an appointment today.
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.
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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.
July 18, 2015
If you or someone close to you has been wearing dentures for a number of years, then you’ve probably heard the common complaints: they’re uncomfortable, they slip, they click, they move when speaking, food collects underneath them and they cause mouth sores. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Erick Anderson has the solution. Implant retained dentures, also called implant supported dentures and snap-in dentures, are a natural-looking and natural-feeling tooth replacement option.
What Are Implant Retained Dentures?
As the name suggests, implant supported dentures are dentures—sometimes the ones you already have if they fit well—that are anchored into place by dental implants. Dr. Erick will determine if a removable or fixed denture is best for you. In either case, however, your denture will be held in place securely with dental implants that are strategically positioned and surgically implanted into your jawbone.
If you’ll be wearing removable implant retained dentures, then you’ll want to take them out after meals for cleaning and leave them out overnight while you sleep. Fixed dentures, on the other hand, remain in your mouth all the time. Basically, you treat them just like natural teeth, brushing and flossing your dentures daily. Because they are fixed, these dentures most closely resemble the look and feel of natural teeth. If they do need repair or adjustment, Dr. Erick can remove them without damaging the implants.
The Advantages of Snap-In Dentures
With implant retained dentures, you avoid many of the problems that may develop with traditional dentures. First and foremost, there’s no embarrassing slipping or clicking while you eat or speak. And when you eat, you’ll find that your firmly held dentures allow you to chew more naturally and eat the same quality of foods that people with natural teeth enjoy. Nutrition, digestion and overall health usually improve when denture wearers elect to have implant retained dentures.
In addition, regular denture wearers are still susceptible to the bone loss that can result from missing teeth. This happens because dentures do not stimulate the bone the way natural teeth do. With implant supported dentures, the small titanium post in your jaw encourages healthy bone growth.
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If you’d like to find out if you are a candidate for implant supported dentures, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Erick. Anderson Family Dental delivers quality restorative care daily throughout 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.
February 18, 2015
At Anderson Family Dental, health and aesthetics go hand-in-hand. Over the past several years, cosmetic dentistry has evolved from simply replacing and restoring damaged teeth, to improving the appearance of every part of the mouth and face. Today’s cosmetic dentistry includes: teeth whitening, bonding, tooth colored crowns and fillings, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants, and much more. We successfully use these techniques to improve and correct smile imperfections daily, however, we always prioritize the overall health and well being of our patients first. When you choose Anderson Family Dental for your cosmetic dentistry needs, you can rest assured that your long term oral health will be preserved and protected for as long as you’re in our care. For the patient-centered treatment you deserve, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment with Dr. Erick Anderson and Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Erick is the leading cosmetic dentist of 80918. Anderson Family Dental delivers quality care daily throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the surrounding communities.
We Offer Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry Services in 80918
From subtle changes to major overhauls, Dr. Erick can effectively perform a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. We have a selection of non invasive techniques to treat and restore teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing altogether. Dr. Erick can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or shortened teeth, and alter tooth and gum length.
Cosmetic Dentistry in 80918 that Protects Your Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Erick believes that cosmetic dentistry must complement and preserve the overall health of the patient. The smile improvements we perform are not always just cosmetic. Many of them can be used to treat or prevent oral health problems as well. When you come into our office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, we’ll listen to your concerns and discuss your smile goals. From this conversation, we’ll develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on a foundation of evidence-based protocols and sound clinical judgment. We’ll also talk about the risks, benefits, and alternatives to recommended procedures, including the costs, treatment times, and sedation options that will be available.
At Anderson Family Dental, cosmetic dentistry is aimed at improving your smile while protecting your overall health and wellness. You can schedule the cosmetic dentistry appointment you need with Anderson Family Dental today. Dr. Erick Anderson is the trusted cosmetic dentist of 80918. Anderson Family Dental proudly renews smiles daily throughout Colorado Springs, CO, Falcon, Fort Carson, Black Forest, Stratmoor, and the neighboring areas.