Drs. Kris Gurr and Jeremy Bauer oversee the Wasilla and North Pole offices, respectively, of Alaska Dental Arts. Both locations offer routine family-dentistry services, such as cleanings, fillings, and teeth whitening. They can also schedule more advanced procedures, such as root canals?which is when the dentist plants entirely new tooth roots in the gums.
With more than 30 years of mouthy experience, Dr. Wynne’s practice at Dimond Family Dental Center handles general-practice services and procedures. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, the staff is versed in such smile-saving procedures as silver- and tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and relines. Dr. Wynne’s practice states that “Patients from 6 to 106 are all welcome!”, probably because at 107 years, teeth turn into marble.
At Anchorage Healthy Smile Center, Dr. Terry J. Preece knows what it's like to be relied on. He once served as the sole dentist on the island of Wrangell, and was responsible for the smiles of the island's more than 1,800 residents. In 32 years of dental experience, the doctor has mastered all aspects of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Today, even though his office is equipped for a comprehensive range of dental care, Dr. Preece demonstrates his commitment to patients by referring them to specialists for issues including orthodontic work or assessing the value of that shark tooth they found outside.
Dr. Patrick Dorman draws on his 20+ years of experience to perform custom cleanings, and wayward and delinquent teeth quickly fall in line at the command of Dr. Bradford Allen—who moonlights as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Together, Century's two devout dentists hunt for cavities, seeking out muddy tracks of plaque to gently scrape away with their advanced instruments. At times, ultrasonic scalers are employed to loosen the grip of codependent plaque, and a fluoride treatment helps to harden tooth enamel with the concentrated power of a toothy Tesla coil. Medicated gels and prescription mouth rinses sometimes supplement the treatments, which are customized on the basis of each patient’s gum and bone health. Digital bitewing and panorex x-rays minimize radiation exposure and maximize the efficacy of each diagnosis, posing teeth for flattering portraits to aid in diagnosis and send to their distant dentine relatives during the holidays.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies for each customer, and normal-bite cases cost $8,000 on average; this Groupon gets you $2,000 toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dr. Broc Brimhal and the staff at South Anchorage Dental Center brighten smiles with one-hour in-office teeth-whitening treatments. During the treatments, tooth technicians apply a layer of protective gel to sensitive gums and soft tissue, then swaddle teeth in whitening gel. The low levels of heat from the ezlase 940 laser activate the whitening gel, which works to break up stains and yellow tones without creating high levels of tooth sensitivity or intermolar conflict. Finally, the smile-savvy staff takes impressions of teeth in order to create trays for at-home touchup, and imparts instructions for keeping pearly whites visibly brighter and away from melted crayons.