Dental Treatments in Wasilla, AK

Dedicated Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

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With Walther Dental Center, you can count on receiving high quality family dental services in Wasilla, AK. Our range of dental services include restorative and cosmetic treatments. Our dentists, Drs. Newell Walther and Brian Hutchings, along with our dental healthcare staff are proud to provide a full range of services and care. We cater to patients of all ages and are dedicated to helping you and your family achieve healthy smiles for life.

Maintaining good oral health is vital to good overall health. Together with you, we will help you develop a comprehensive dental treatment plan that helps you improve your immediate and long-term oral health. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the information they need to understand and take charge of their oral health.

Walther Dental Center provides dentistry services including:

For most healthy patients, regular dental cleanings are recommended bi-annually. A typical dental cleaning includes diagnostic and preventive services such as removing stains, tartar, calculus, and plaque from the teeth, polishing the teeth, oral cancer screenings, X-rays, and evaluations for gum disease.
Tooth-colored fillings have improved in recent years. Composite fillings are now more stable, stronger, and can be better matched to the natural color of your teeth. Because of the natural looking appearance of composite fillings this procedure is very popular.
Crowns may be necessary if you are suffering from tooth decay or have experienced severe damage to your teeth. A dental crown restores the function, strength and aesthetics of the remaining tooth by covering it. When you come in for an appointment or consultation, we will will discuss the options available to you. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials and your dentist will work with you to determine which crown option best fits your needs and the part of your mouth that is being restored.
Dental bridges can be used if a patient experiences tooth loss related to injury, decay, or gum disease. A missing tooth or teeth can cause greater problems for your health if it not corrected. It helps close gaps in the mouth and prevents teeth from looking unsightly. A dental bridge is permanently cemented in your mouth to help maintain the position of the rest of your teeth. With the right level of care, a dental bridge can last for 8 to 10 years.

When a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth and caused an infection, endodontics or root canal therapy is necessary. If severe trauma to a tooth has occurred a root canal may be necessary. Regular dental visits can help prevent the need for endodontic therapy, but once the pulp is infected, it must be treated. An infected tooth cannot heal itself and must be treated to avoid further problems. A sensitivity to cold or hot foods and liquids, bad taste in your mouth, and pain and swelling may be a sign of an infected pulp. For some patients, there are no obvious symptoms and they are unaware of a problem until a routine visit with their dentist.During this procedure, the infected pulp is cleaned out and the canals of the tooth are disinfected. The canals are then filled with special material to prevent further infections. This aids in the healing process as well. Sometimes a crown, bridge, or bonded post will be need to be utilized in order to restore function to the infected tooth.

Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually first appear in young adults between the ages of 17 to 21. They often need to be removed because most mouths are too small for 4 more teeth. Removing wisdom teeth can help prevent various problems down the line, such as cyst development, infection, jaw and gum disease, and decay or root resorption of the adjacent tooth.
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and easiest ways to rejuvenate your smile. Our in-office whitening system is powerful and as convenient as an at-home whitening kit. Together with you, we will develop a whitening plan personalized for you. This plan is based on your dental condition, overall expectations and budget. When our teeth look more attractive and cleaner we tend to take better care of them. For this reason, teeth whitening can lead to better oral health for you.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin casings that are applied to the front side of teeth to correct discoloration, chips, and misshapen teeth. Like composite fillings, they are made with tooth-colored materials, and will look and feel natural in your mouth. Typically, a small amount of tooth enamel will have to be removed in order to fit the veneers onto your teeth. This makes the procedure an often irreversible treatment option, so be prepared for a permanent improved look to your smile!

Dental implants provide a great restoration option for patients who are missing teeth due to decay or extractions. The implants consist of metal frames or posts which are surgically inserted into the bone beneath the gums. To be a viable candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone structure to support the posts.Once the posts have been placed, they fuse to the jawbone. When the posts can effectively support replacement teeth, custom crown or prosthetics will be mounted, which improves the function and aesthetics of your teeth and mouth.

If you are missing teeth and are looking to restore a natural looking, healthy smile, dentures may be a good options. For patient who are missing all of their teeth, complete dentures are used. For patients who retain some of their natural teeth, partial dentures are used. Dentures are specially crafted to fit comfortably and snugly into an individual patient’s mouth. In the matter of a few visits, you can regain the ability to eat and speak, and boost your personal confidence. In addition, dentures help prevent facial sagging.
A simple and clear alternative to traditional braces, Clear Correct™ is a series of custom-made, clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. As you wear them, each aligner moves your teeth a little bit at a time. Most people will not notice you’re wearing them, because they are practically invisible. Because they fit you perfectly, you will feel more comfortable when you are wearing them. Plus, you can eat whatever you like, since they are removable and your clean your teeth normally.

Cavities on the chewing surface of the teeth are not visible in x-rays and are sometimes visually undetectable. While fluoride in drinking water and toothpastes are an effective way of reducing cavities on the smooth surfaces of teeth, the hardening of the outer “shell” of the tooth can make it difficult to manually detect small cavities in the grooves of teeth. Laser cavity detectionThe type of cavity that can occur on the chewing surface of the tooth is not visible by viewing x rays and sometimes not detectable visually. Although the advent of fluoride usage in drinking water and toothpastes has been a very effective way of reducing cavities on the smooth surfaces of teeth, the hardening of the outer “shell” of the tooth can reduce the ability to manually detect the smallest cavity in the grooves.

Digital x-rays save time, use up to 80-80% less radiation, and allow your dentist to view enhanced images of your mouth and teeth. Dental x-rays are a great preventive, diagnostic tool that provides your dentist with information not visible to the naked eye. This information is used by our dental healthcare team to accurately and safely detect any abnormalities. We can then create an accurate treatment plan that addresses your needs and health.
An intraoral camera is a pen-sized camera tipped wand that your dental hygienist or dentist uses to take digital images and examine your mouth. This tool gives you and your dentist an honest survey of your mouth and can show how your at-home dental care is paying off.

If you experience anxiety or fear when going to the dentist, you are not alone. The team at Walther Dental Center want to help you receive the dental treatment you need and desire. Together with you, we will determine if a sedation dentistry treatment is right for you. We want to make you feel at home in the dental chair and will develop a treatment plan that goes at a comfortable pace. We have the solutions to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile and mouth.

  • Nitrous Oxide is one way of helping patients with anxiety. Also know as laughing gas, nitrous oxide allows the patient to remain conscious and responsive throughout a procedure while eliminating the nervousness and worry associated with dental procedures. It is one of the safest sedatives in the dentistry. After your procedure is finished, it is quickly eliminated from the body through normal breathing.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation is another way of relaxing a patient without them losing consciousness. This treatment is recommended for patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety. This type of sedation makes the hours pass as if they are minutes. Patients are still able to respond to touch and speech during their treatment.

Dental Care in Wasilla, AK You Can Count On

Walther Dental Care in Wasilla, AK provides quality family dentistry services for patients of all ages. Our dentists are proud to help patients achieve bright healthy smiles. We have a dedicated dental health care team and are committed to helping you maintain your best oral health.

For more information about our dental services, our practice, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 907-376-9449. We look forward to hearing from you.