Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tooth Restoration Options in Colorado Springs, CO

Restoring weakened teeth is what will extend their life and keep a healthy mouth. Here at Southern Cross Dental of Colorado Springs, CO, we have several options for restoration. Whether there is a chipped tooth, a crack, decay, or a missing tooth, we have options for our patients.

Fillings are available for cavities and also for fixing cracked or chipped teeth. Tooth-colored resin can be used to be shaped over the imperfection, restoring its strength. Fillings are long-lasting and durable.

Crowns, inlays, and onlays are available for teeth that have a bit more damage. Inlays fix the inside of the chewing surface, onlays can fix the entire chewing surface, and a crown is a cap that goes over the entire tooth. These fixtures restore and protect teeth for a long time.

Dental implants are restorations for teeth that need to be replaced, root included. Implants are a great option for replacement because they are permanent. With good care, a dental implant can last a lifetime.

Dental bridges are another option for tooth replacement. Bridges replace a missing tooth by creating a bridge across the gap. They use crowns on adjacent teeth to hold the replacement in the open space. Bridges are a popular option and can last for over fifteen years.

We also offer full and partial dentures. Dentures are great for those who want a removable option. They can be placed conventionally or immediately.

For more information about restoration, call Southern Cross Dental of Colorado Springs, CO at (719) 471-1717 or visit our website,

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Electric Hand Pieces at Southern Cross Dental

Using the most safe and effective technology is what allows us to create accurate and successful treatment plans for our patients. This is why we choose to use electric hand pieces here at our Colorado Springs, CO dental practice, Southern Cross Dental.

Using technology that allows us to perform procedures faster and more accurately saves our patients time and money. Faster procedures mean quicker appointments. More accurate devices mean accurate treatment and successful outcomes. We keep this in mind, along with the safety of our patients when choosing to upgrade the technology of our dental practice. As the ever-changing world of technology advances, we advance with it.

This is why Southern Cross Dental has chosen to implement electric hand pieces to our dental practice. Hand pieces are what we use to drill out decayed tooth tissue in a cavity. The alternative to electric hand pieces are air-driven hand pieces. Air-driven hand pieces were louder, vibrated more, and were slower. Electric hand pieces allow us a smoother process for removing decay and allow us to perform the procedure at a faster rate. The quieter sound is also better for those who have anxiety about the drilling noises.

Implementing electric hand pieces has created a more efficient and comfortable process at Southern Cross Dental. To learn more about the technology we use in our Colorado Springs, CO dental practice, call us at (719) 471-1717 or visit our website,

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Options for Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a very popular desire for people. Keeping our smile looking good is usually a top priority of our aesthetic appearance. Here at Southern Cross Dental, we offer several options for our patients in the Colorado Springs, CO area looking to improve the look of their teeth.

Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They are made of porcelain and restore a tooth that has a little less damage to it than one needing a crown. Inlays restore the inside of the chewing surface. Onlays restore the same area, plus one or more cusps of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are durable and long-lasting. We also offer crowns for more extensive damage. Being made of porcelain, inlays, onlays, and crowns restore your teeth for a natural-looking smile.

Dental veneers are available to our patients who want to create an attractive smile without major surgery. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells placed over your teeth to fix the look of gaps, cracks, discoloration, and misshapen teeth. They are stain-resistant, so white and bright teeth are possible for a long time with good care.

To whiten teeth, we offer in-office bleaching and custom take-home whitening trays. Professional whitening is the best route to go for safe, effective whitening. Our whitening systems often produce fast and dramatic results.

To find out what Southern Cross Dental of Colorado Springs, CO can do for your smile, schedule an appointment by calling (719) 471-1717 or visiting our website,

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Teeth Whitening System Recommended by Southern Cross Dental

One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures these days is teeth whitening. Having a white smile is no longer a hassle with dentist recommended treatments. Dr. Navid Rahimpour, DDS and Dr. Faranak Rahimpour, DDS of Southern Cross Dental offer a whitening system patients in the Colorado Springs, CO area can take home to whiten their teeth with fast results.

Patients who have staining due to personal habits, medications, or normal wear and tear can benefit from the take-home whitening system we use. It is a customized approach so that the results are unique to each patient’s individual needs. First, your dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth so customized plastic trays can be created. When the trays are ready on your second visit, your dentist will check to make sure they fit properly. Depending on your current level of staining and the level of whitening that you desire, the process will vary. Whitening gel is put inside of the trays and they are worn for a couple of weeks either twice a day for thirty minutes or overnight. Your dentist will talk with you to come up with a plan that will best fit your condition and your lifestyle.

If you have been interested in whitening your teeth and would like to learn more, contact the experienced dentists of Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO. To schedule with Dr. Navid Rahimpour, DDS and Dr. Faranak Rahimpour, DDS, call (719) 471-1717 or visit our website,

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rotary Endodontics at Southern Cross Dental

Root canals are sometimes necessary to save a tooth and restore oral health. In the past, root canals were deemed “painful” or “scary”. But due to the technological advances of rotary endodontics, root canals are now usually nothing more than minor discomfort. This is why the Drs. Navid Rahimpour, DDS and Faranak Rahimpour, DDS of Southern Cross Dental have chosen to use rotary endodontics here in our Colorado Springs, CO dental practice.

There are several advantages to using rotary endodontics instead of the traditional manual file. The electric-powered tools are made of nickel titanium alloy, which is more flexible than the stainless steel used in manual files. This helps preserve the tooth root by going deep into the canal without stretching it. This means there is less discomfort to the patient during and after the procedure.

The rotary endodontic tools are also much quieter, so patients who in the past were concerned about the loud grinding noises or patients who have dental anxiety are put at ease with the quieter noise. It also allows for a faster process, which is another huge benefit to patients who do not enjoy being in the dental chair.

If you have been experiencing pain and sensitivity to a tooth, it is time for a visit to the skilled dentists at Southern Cross Dental of Colorado Springs, CO. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Navid Rahimpour and Faranak Rahimpour, call (719) 471-1717 or visit our website,