In response to the ADA and CDC recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office will be temporarily closed through April 20th. Our team will continue to respond to calls and emails during this time. Patients with a true dental emergency will still be provided care by appointment. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule future appointments. Thank you so much for your understanding.
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The CEREC CAD/CAM system provides convenient crowns and other restorations delivered on the same day. Keeping the manufacturing process within our Eagle River office allows to provide you with the highest quality product. Once the tooth has been prepared, the impression is created digitally using high speed imaging, avoiding the mess of a mouth full of goo. The impression is then used to digitally create the best possible design for your tooth, which is then milled using the latest materials with our state of the art MCXL milling machine.
Safe and Accurate!
At Midnight Sun Dental Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the safest and best methods of early detection, which is why we take digital x-rays. Not only are digital x-rays high in resolution, but they also emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. Much like digital photography, we can change the contrast and zoom in on suspicious areas to take a closer look, making digital x-rays far superior to traditional film x-rays.
Dental x-rays have always been among the lowest in radiation in the medical industry. With the implementation of digital x-rays, we have made them even safer, so you do not have to worry about excessive radiation exposure. Additionally, we take only the necessary images to detect common conditions such as fractures, decay, and bone loss.
DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection
Early Detection Is Best!
Today's technology allows us to detect cavities in their earliest stages. By using DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection, we can find decay that may not even be visible on an x-ray. That means we can detect, isolate, and treat decay before it spreads.
DIAGNOdent utilizes a laser that takes measurements on your tooth's enamel. When a slight softening of the enamel is present, DIAGNOdent will provide a low reading. The higher the reading, the more decay is present. This allows us to take fast, accurate measurements of the health of your teeth. Once we have a positive indicator that decay is present, we can eliminate the decay and place a sealant or filling to protect your tooth.
Utilizing DIAGNOdent not only allows us to treat decay in its earliest stages, it also saves you time in the chair because it is fast and easy!
Computer-Guided Implant Placement
How we design a dental implant to be placed in your bone has a direct effect on how successful, stable, and long lasting your implant will be. That is why we use computer-guided implant placement technology in order to ensure that our patients receive the best results.
We plan your dental implant to be placed in the strongest, densest bone and use computer technology to identify the ideal location. It also helps us to avoid anatomy such as nerves and sinuses, giving you outstanding stability while we avoid potential complications.
Seeing Is Believing!
A picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to dentistry, that statement is particularly true. When we detect a dental condition such as a crack, chip, decay, or a broken down restoration, we can tell you about it, but with our intraoral camera, we can also show you!
In intraoral camera is a small precision camera that is designed to take images inside your mouth. We can capture exactly what we see so that we can explain it to you. This helps make your condition more understandable and allows you to have all of the information so that you can make an educated decision regarding your health.
Anxiety Free Dentistry
We understand that having dental treatment may not be your favorite way to spend your day. In fact, many patients feel anxiety and fear surrounding their dental appointments. That is why we offer notorious oxide as a safe and effective way of helping you relax during treatment.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, creates a sense of well-being and euphoria when inhaled. We control your level of sedation while you are receiving treatment and can make necessary adjustments while you are in the chair.
Nitrous oxide enters and leaves your system quickly, so you will feel completely normal just a few minutes after your procedure. It is safe for most patients and even effective in treating children!
Dr. Brad Woodring
A long-term resident of Eagle River, Dr. Brad Woodring enjoys providing friendly, skilled, compassionate care to the members of our community. Dr. Woodring is a leader in the field of CAD/CAM (or CEREC) technology, and other dental professionals seek his advice and training. Outside the office, Dr. Woodring enjoys exploring Alaska and volunteering with a local Boy Scout troop.
"Dear Dr. Woodring,I wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me. Words really can't describe how grateful I am. I have always been self- conscious about my smile since I was a little girl and now I have a new confidence about me because of everything you and everyone in the office did for me. I love my new smile, Thank you!"