Dedicated Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.