Technology

Laser Dentistry in Anchorage

Laser dentistry is just one of the areas where we've incorporated technology at J Bryson McBratney. We take pride in the fact that we utilize the latest tools to help our patients experience dentistry in comfort and safety. From digital impressions to telescopic loupes, we don't rely on old-fashioned, outdated methods to treat clients. Our ongoing training and consistently updated equipment keep us on top of the latest trends, and we are always looking out for the newest technology. Read more about this subject below.

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laser dentistry services in Anchorage, AK

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry provides an alternative to other dentistry tools, and can be a great choice for certain procedures. Using a laser can reduce pain and discomfort. Please talk with us about the options for this type of tool. We'll be glad to talk to you about the choices.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry: 
  • Laser fillings with no anesthetic needed
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Gum surgery 
  • Canker sore and ulcer removal

In-office Dental Crowns

We use the CORiTEC 140i dental milling machine, a high-quality, precise system that allows us to create outstanding crowns quickly -- right here in the office. Once completed, the dentist then adjusts, characterizes with color, or polishes the restoration to a final luster. All of this eliminates the need to wear a temporary for weeks at a time and then come back for another appointment to get the final restorations.

Dental Implant Restoration

Dental implants are ideal tooth restorations for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a metal post that a periodontist or oral surgeon surgically positions into the jaw. Once in place and bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years and do not depend on neighboring teeth for support, unlike bridges.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

Intraoral Camera

We use small cameras about the size of a pen, called intraoral cameras, to help clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums.

With this advanced technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision. The full-color images taken with the intraoral camera are sent to a computer screen so we can clearly see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Because images are displayed on our screens, patients will also be able to see areas being worked on and are able to gain a better understanding of dental procedures being performed.

Telescopic Loupes

The dentist performs most of his dental procedures while wearing a pair of funny looking glasses called surgical telescopes. These powerful glasses have magnifiers on them, allowing him to see fine details that would go unnoticed to the naked eye.

Digital Impressions

In our office we utilize the 3 Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner for an enhanced patient experience. This tool eliminates biting down into old fashioned goopy impression material and does not use messy powders that other scanners use. The TRIOS uses a laser scanner to build a very accurate 3-D digital model of your teeth that can also be used to determine an accurate tooth shade at the same time. The scanner has won best in class for 4 years in a row. This method results in less time in the chair and a more reliable and accurate results overall.

Computerized Shade Matching

Our office uses computerized shade matching to make restorations that perfectly match the color of your natural teeth. Old methods of shade matching can be inaccurate and inconsistent. Our shade matching system is a small hand-held device that captures tooth hue, value and chroma to create precise color matches. With this technology, you can be confident that your restorations will beautifully match your natural teeth.
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