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Our Technology


Digital and 3D Xray Technology at Anchorage Dental AssociatesWe are constantly striving to give our patients the finest dental care possible, and our investment in advanced technology is also a long-term investment in your oral health. We understand that using updated technology leads to more informed decision-making, allowing our patients to make the best possible decisions about their oral health.

CAD-CAM—Same Day Crowns


We now offer same-day crowns, which as the name implies, are made in our office and fitted on your tooth all in one visit! Same-day crowns are made possible thanks to computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Read more about same day crowns!

Cone Beam X-ray


Our surgical center features the latest state-of-the art technology, including 3D imaging and digital impressions. Our 3D cone beam imaging system allows us to support a high level of patient care, as this system offers 3D computer-generated scans in order to provide a detailed and advanced look at the teeth, nerves, bone and tissues, with cross-sectional and 3D views. This provides critical information that won't be available with a traditional "flat" dental x-ray.

Our 3D imaging technology will allow us to provide you with a much more comprehensive evaluation and consultation, at which time our surgeons will:
•  Evaluate the shape, width, density and quality of the jaw bone, especially if you are considering dental implants
•  Determine proper treatment options to correct your oral or facial issue
•  Fully examine critical anatomical structures, such as the nerves and sinuses


Digital Panographic X-ray


Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and the doctor to see images of the teeth in higher resolution on a large format for easier detection of problems, all while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient. The process we use further defines the radiograph, resulting in clinically meaningful images that are sharp, detailed and rich in contrast.

Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting x-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically, allowing for a faster consultation with your dentist.

Intraoral Camera


ALTX-rays give us a clear view of what we can't see such as decay between the teeth. An intraoral camera gives the patient a view of what the dentist sees. An intraoral camera is a device that is about the size of a toothbrush. Broken fillings, fractured teeth, decay or any other dental problem can be viewed so that we can discuss with you any treatment needed. With a clear understanding of your dental needs we can decide together what the best treatment is for you.

VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening


Using fluorescent light, Dr. Charles Michael or Dr. Charles Spalding will examine your mouth for damaged tissue.

Cavity Detecting Laser


Using laser technology Dr. Charles Michael or Dr. Charles Spalding will scan your mouth for decay hidden beneath the surface. They will run a small probe over the surface of your teeth and will be alerted when there are signs of decay.
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