fl Palmer Dental Center-Family Dentist in Mat-Su Valley
Located in Downtown Palmer

Palmer’s Premier Dental Care

Palmer Dental Office

Our Services

We Provide Comprehensive
Dental Care for the Entire Family.

- Exams with Digital Radiographs
- Dental Cleanings
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments

Composite fillings, (Tooth colored fillings)
Composites are a mixture of glass or quartz filler that provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to mid-size restorations. Composites are "bonded" to the tooth. These fillings are a more conservative repair to your tooth; meaning less tooth structure is removed when the tooth is prepared. This may result in a smaller filling than that of a metal (amalgam) filling and less cracked teeth. Palmer Dental Center is an amalgam free office.

Crowns and Bridges
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. Dental implants are made up of titanium which, is surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.

There are a series of steps that are required for an implant. First, the implant is surgically placed into the bone. Next, the bone around the implant heals in a process called osseointegration. What makes an implant so strong is that the bone actually grows around it and holds it in place. Osseointegration takes time 4-6 months, typically. After it has been integrated the implant can be restored with a crown, bridge, or denture.

For further information on implants, visit the Straumann Website. Straumann is an industry-leading company in innovative dental implant and manufacture.

An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding.

Whitening Services
Opalescence take-home bleaching with uniform or custom trays
In-office Opalescence bleaching

Complete and Partial Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.

Can be made to help with jaw or facial muscle pain that may be caused by grinding or clenching your teeth. It can also preserve the current condition of your teeth to prevent further wear.

Snoring Appliances
Oral appliances can be made to help treat snoring. Before appliances can be fabricated, a sleep study is required by a certified sleep clinic.

Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas” is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax and more comfortable during procedures.

For more complex oral surgery cases we refer our patients to a wonderful group of specialists:

> Meridian Park Oral Surgery (Dr. Monaco)

> Alaska Center for Oral & Facial Surgery (Dr. Nordstrom)

> Anchorage Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Inc. (Dr. Reinbold)

For endodontic cases we refer our patients to

> Aspen Endodontics (Dr. Sulte)

> North Pacific Endodontics