Anchorage trusts Dr. Ryan Ersland and Drs. Scott & Jaimie Lyke for complete family dental care for children, teens, and adults with most services provided in-house.
ANCHORAGE DENTAL SERVICES
Looking for a new family dentist? Need a tooth extraction or are you considering dental implants? Or do you think you might have gum disease? At Aurora Family Dentistry, our dental team is pleased to be able to accommodate the varying dental concerns of our patients and proudly provide comprehensive dental care in one location.
Complete Family Dentistry
From toddlers to the elderly, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last a lifetime. Join us today and discover how our practice can help treat your entire family. We love kids and recommend you start bringing kids to the dentist once their first tooth erupts or one year whichever comes first.
A beautiful, natural-looking smile can change your life and overall health. The doctors at Aurora Family Dentistry and their team are dedicated to helping you get the picture-perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. We offer porcelain veneers, dental implants, bonding, tooth-colored restorations, porcelain crowns, smile whitening, and other cosmetic services to get you the smile you deserve.
If you have smile imperfections – like chips, discoloration, gaps, black triangles, or small teeth – then you may have looked into veneers or bonding. But what if we told you there was another less-invasive option? BIOCLEAR® is a non-destructive cosmetic treatment that can transform your smile in just one appointment. Aurora Family Dentistry would like to introduce Anchorage to this amazing dental technology.
Bonding & Sealants
Composite bonding resin is a white, tooth-colored material that can be shaded to match your teeth. This material can give you a low-cost improvement in your smile. Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth can trap food that can’t easily be removed with brushing. A sealant is a tough tooth-colored material that is designed to bond to tooth enamel. These sealants are painted onto the tooth surface to seal these pits and grooves and protect against decay.
Tooth Whitening is an easy solution for people who want to improve the color of their teeth with minimal procedures. Remove stains from coffee, smoking, or other common causes with a painless tooth whitening from Aurora Family Dentistry. We offer several tooth whitening options, all of which will be more effective than any over-the-counter solution. The whitening agents we use typically lighten your teeth up to ten shades after a single office visit.
The common silver filling contains mercury. Our doctors use the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles. Since the composite material adheres directly to the tooth enamel, less preparation of the tooth is required before using it. This means it is more durable and provides a more natural-looking result.
ANCHORAGE DENTAL IMPLANTS & DENTURES
A great option for replacing missing teeth, securing bridges, or affixing full-arch bridges, dental implants placed by Dr. Ryan Ersland and Drs. Scott & Jaimie Lyke of Anchorage, Alaska can help you smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
Invisalign® orthodontics is a nearly invisible alternative to metal braces for teens and adults. At Aurora Family Dental, we custom-make plastic trays to straighten your teeth gradually and comfortably. Our doctors will take a 3D scan of your teeth to create a series of molds that you will wear for 2 weeks, and over a period of 9-18 months, your smile will be transformed into the smile that you desire.
Implant Teeth Benefits
• Mimics the look, function, and feel of natural teeth
• Replaces single, multiple, or entire arches of teeth
• Integrates with the jawbone for solid, permanent support
• Preserves and maintains the jawbone health
• Enables the enjoyment of your favorite foods
• Lets you speak, eat, smile, and laugh with confidence
• Lasts a lifetime, with proper care
Crowns & Bridges
Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable.
Crowns should be placed before the tooth is so decayed that it may fracture. This can often help prevent the expense of root canal therapy in the future. If a tooth is too damaged to have a crown applied, a porcelain bridge may be a good alternative.
The doctors at Aurora Family Dentistry want you to feel comfortable during your visit and procedures at our office. We offer sedation dentistry which is an excellent treatment for patients with extensive dental needs, or who are concerned about anxiety, difficulty getting numb, or sensitive teeth. We offer safe nitrous oxide, oral sedation and moderate IV sedation to help you stay relaxed during your procedure at our office.
Our use of digital x-ray technology reduces your radiation exposure and eliminates the use of chemicals. It’s better for you and the environment.
It’s also easy for you to see what the doctor sees. Your digital x-ray can be seen on a computer screen located next to your dental chair. This helps you understand your needs and make informed choices about your treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Normally appearing in the late teenage years or early twenties, your third molars or “wisdom teeth” are commonly removed due to several issues that may arise including crowding, being impacted, and gum tissue-related problems. Wisdom teeth removal or extractions are done by a professional Anchorage dentist in a sterile environment and are performed with the utmost care.
Emergency Dental Care
There’s little that’s as painful as a tooth or jaw ache, so call us any time to schedule an emergency appointment. Our doctors and team love our patients and want what’s best for you, so call us today for an emergency appointment!
We can help with most dental emergencies including a lost filling or crown and teeth that have been cracked, broken, dislodged, or avulsed (knocked out).
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses, blocking airflow into the lungs. The harder one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person, unconsciously closing the jaw and returning the tongue and throat to a normal position.
We offer effective, nonsurgical relief from sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders—including snoring. Ask us how you can get the restful, healthy sleep you’ve been missing.