Meet Your New Dentist in Colorado Springs, CO
A chemical engineer before he became a dentist, Dr. Craig Sommer’s experience made him aware of the importance of using the most biocompatible materials possible to avoid negative impacts on our health as well as the environment. A graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry, his holistic training includes certification from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology for safe removal of mercury fillings.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Best dental experience I’ve had. Cleaning was painless and doctor is very personable and professional. Would definitely recommend
Here are the services I recieved: removal of 2 molars, gingivitis cleaning, amalgam removal, 2 crowns and a couple fillings. I will start this review with my dental hygienist. I don't remember her name but she was great! She was kind and friendly, very informative on the health of my gums. She even recommended that I purchase a water pik to clean the deep pockets that were a concern. I have gone to several hygienist and have never been recommended to use the water pik before. I love the feeling after I cleanse my gums with the pik. My review on Dr. Sommers: on my first visit with him he explained all the findings on the health of my teeth and made his recommendations. I opted to have 2 molars removed because I didn't want to have a diseased tooth in my mouth causing me problems. I chose to have the top molar removed because it would have to be removed later on because of the missing tooth below. I chose to save myself any problems with that tooth later on. On to the revival of the tooth. He was great! I had a bad experience with tooth removal in the past and so I was very nervous and anxious. But his assistant was great in checking on me and making sure I was okay. Dr. Sommers was gentle but firm in the removal of the teeth, that they came out without having to be broken. Next, was the amalgam removal. That was not a fun process but it needed to get done. He did a great job removing the amalgam and cleaning and prepping the teeth for the crowns. His assistants were all fantastic, they took the necessary pictures for the crowns. I was very happy with my crowns. The office is clean and all the staff is friendly. I really appreciated the follow up phone calls from Dr. Sommers. I will definitely be coming back and recommending them to friends.
I went to another dentist "group" in the springs area and they gave me 5 fillings, one of which, on the day of my appointment decided "oh this needs a root canal". They did not state this in the EXAM, and I was really upset. I had to go over 2 weeks, with a temp filling in a tooth that gave me so much pain I lived on aspirin. Thus began my search for a better dentist. I was already filled with anxiety, the previous dentist just ground out my mercury filling and it went literally everywhere on my mouth. It was horrible!! My experience with Craig has been nothing but amazing. I feel relaxed and comfortable when I come in, he SAVED my tooth that the previous place needed to do a root canal on. I have no pain, I have my real tooth with a partial crown, all the work that's been done by Craig and his team has been amazing. When he removed one of my other mercury fillings, he covered my mouth with this rubber isolating thing (lol I don't know what it's called), that isolated the one tooth and protected my mouth. He put an oxygen mask on my nose to protect the air I breathe and had this machine that sucked the air near the extraction. I was impressed. Overall, he is patient, he listens to you, he doesn't make you feel like he's trying to rush you out the door to get to the next patient, he does ALL the work and makes sure it's done perfectly. He constantly asks if you're comfortable, even if you say yes he will ask again just to be sure. He really cares and you can see that. I recently moved to Arizona, but I've been going back to Colorado just so I can continue working with Craig, it's going to suck when he retires because he truly is one of the best.
You can go to 1,000 dentists and you'll never find one like Dr. Sommer. He is a true master of dentistry. He is extremely gentle, patient, and knowledgeable. He takes as much time as he needs to do the job correctly, and pays attention to the most minute details. When I visit his office, I feel like I'm at a spa - I'm always relaxed, the staff makes me feel comfortable, and I can fully trust them to do their jobs correctly and give me the information I need. They always take the time to explain what they're doing, they will continually check on your comfort levels to make sure you're doing alright, and they're happy to stop or give you extra numbing during a procedure should you need it. The other day I showed up to my appointment the day before it was actually scheduled. It takes me about 50 minutes round trip to get from work to their office and back, and since it was already 4pm, it was too late for me to go back to work, and I couldn't request to leave early 2 days in a row....so they took me in after hours. I was completely floored that they would do that when it was MY mistake. I have never in my life been treated with the level of customer care that they take in this office. I could not recommend them highly enough!
Make your mouth less hospitable to disease-causing bacteria with our general dental care. Ask about our proven biological methods for preventing cavities, gum disease, and dry mouth. With a healthier mouth, your overall health will improve, too!
Losing teeth can have a devastating impact on your life – but it doesn’t have to. Visit our office to see how we can replace your teeth with dental implants. Unlike other teeth replacements, implants keep your jawbone strong and healthy.
Call to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign’s clear, BPA-free plastic aligners move teeth into place more gently than metal braces, without uncomfortable adjustments. Most adults see faster results with Invisalign, too.
Stay Healthy With Biological Dentistry in Colorado Springs
You probably know that bacteria in your mouth causes cavities and gum disease – and you may also know it has been linked to problems with overall health, such as diabetes and heart disease. Not all bacteria is bad, though. Beneficial bacteria helps you digest food and can even cancel out the effects of bad bacteria. With biological dentistry, we focus on eliminating bad bacteria and putting good bacteria to work for you to keep your mouth healthy.
When your mouth needs repair, Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Craig Sommer uses the most conservative approach possible, with biocompatible materials that won’t create potential health risks. He can even safely remove mercury fillings using a method approved by the the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). Dr. Sommer uses his advanced training in cosmetic techniques to beautify smiles, too.
To visit a practice that has everything you’re likely to need to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, call us today at 719-249-5796. In addition to Colorado Springs, we welcome patients from Monument, Woodland Park, Pueblo, and Falcon.
Commonly Asked Questions From Our Patients
Dental implants are small posts that Dr. Sommer can insert into your jaw where you have missing teeth. They will actually fuse with your jawbone and become a sturdy base for anchoring replacement teeth. You can replace a single missing tooth or a full mouth of teeth using implants, plus they will help keep your jawbone strong and healthy.
Rather than using metal hardware that can detract from your smile, Invisalign treatment involves clear plastic teeth aligners that fit securely over your teeth. They will gently move your teeth into their proper positions in months – not years like standard braces can take. As a bonus, since the aligners are made of transparent material, other people will hardly notice them, if at all.
A person’s oral health is a reflection of their total body health. It’s important to keep up with regular dental cleanings and exams so that our team can catch and treat small oral problems before they worsen. Early treatment can help you avoid dental emergencies and the need for more extensive treatment later on. Plus, you’ll enjoy the confidence that having an attractive smile gives you.
- Monday 8AM - 5PM
- Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
- Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
- Thursday 8AM - 5PM
- Friday Closed
- Saturday Closed
- Sunday Closed