Affordable Dental Implants From Huffman Family Dentistry

Huffman Family Dentistry

Affordable Dental Implants From Huffman Family Dentistry


Huffman Family Dentistry offers affordable dental implants in Anchorage, featuring minimally invasive laser-assisted dental implant treatments. The practice, headed by Dr. Jon S. Weaver, DMD, and Dr. Andrew K. Newman, DDS, is now seeing new patients for dental implant treatments.


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are strong, permanent artificial teeth that dentists use to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are similar in color, shape, and strength to natural teeth. The dentist will anchor a metal “root” into the jawbone, placing a connector on top, then a crown blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth.

Dental implants may replace one tooth or entire sections of teeth. They may even replace dentures as a permanent solution to tooth loss from disease, decay, or damage from poor oral hygiene or injury.

Dental implants:

  • Offer a permanent solution to tooth loss
  • Help prevent the jawbone and tissues from receding following tooth loss
  • Look, feel, and function just like natural teeth


Evaluating Candidates for Dental Implants

Each patient’s oral health and tooth condition are different, so it is vital to evaluate their health to determine if they are a good candidate for dental implants.

The first step is to evaluate the underlying support structure of the area that needs implants. The dentists at Huffman Family Dentistry use a digital radiographic exam to determine the jawbone’s condition and the networks that hold an implant in place. With the results of this examination, the dentist can estimate the amount of healthy bone and tissue available to carry the implant.

Several factors determine if a patient is a good candidate for dental implants, including:

  • Bone density, specifically the jawbone
  • Oral health, including gums and mouth tissues
  • Overall health
  • Type of implant needed

While many people are good candidates for dental implants, some may require additional preparation or surgical procedures to receive them, such as narrower implants or bone grafts to rebuild the foundation.

Laser-Assisted Dental Implant Process

In a traditional dental implant treatment plan, the dentist surgically cuts a flap to allow implant placement, then sutures it for several months before affixing the crown. In contrast, at Huffman Family Dentistry, dentists use a new technique involving a CO2 laser that sterilizes the surgical area and removes a small amount of tissue from the gums.

With no large incisions and sutures, the laser-assisted method speeds up healing time and significantly reduces the risk of infection. The patient returns 3-4 months later to allow the dentist to uncover the implant to place the replacement crown.


What Our Other Patients Are Saying

Jennell White
Jennell White
March 15, 2023
Great office! Kind and polite staff thorough and wonderful patient care and bed side manner. Office is clean and has a good atmosphere. Dr. Weaver is fantastic!
Robert Froehle
Robert Froehle
January 30, 2023
Huffman Family Dentistry is an outstanding dental practice. My wife and I are always treated very well. The Dental hygenis who I see is a young lady named Whitney and she is outstanding. Both dentists in the practice are superb. We are fortunate to have found a dental practice that is so outstanding. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for good Dentistry.
Fata Morgana SCAlaska
Fata Morgana SCAlaska
November 30, 2022
I have always received excellent Dental Care from the Staff at Huffman Family Dentistry. Thanks go to Jean, and Dr. Newman for my recent teeth-cleaning and examination.
Anne Donaldson
Anne Donaldson
November 9, 2022
I highly recommend Huffman Family Dentistry. Very friendly and well organized front office team. I’ve always been please with my dental work done by Dr. Newman.
Giselle Koch
Giselle Koch
August 11, 2022
First time in my life that I actually enjoyed going to the dentist. Dr. Weaver is kind and informative. The environment is relaxing and very clean and the entire staff is friendly. Highly recommend Huffman Family Dentistry.
Shawna McIntire
Shawna McIntire
July 11, 2022
I had not been to denist in many years and HAD alot of anxiety when it came to going back to Dentist. Huffman Family Dentistry has a friendly and empathetic staff. Cleaned me up and set plan in action. Cannot say how grateful I am.
Becca Padrick
Becca Padrick
November 4, 2021
I just had my best ever dental appointment at Huffman Family Dentistry! I have extreme sensitivities to certain sounds and sensations, and the scraping of metal on my teeth is a combination of two of my worst issues. In all of my other appointments, I have cried in the chair, had meltdowns, and (at my best) had panic attacks that shook my body while they were working on my mouth. I recently saw a tiktok where someone had similar issues at the dentist, and they recommended asking for plastic tools instead of the standard metal. I immediately called up my dentist and asked if that would be an option for me, and they said that as long as I signed a waiver stating that I understood it wouldn’t be as effective as the metal tools, they could use those instead. I just came out of the appointment, and I did not have any sort of panic response whatsoever. I didn’t cry, I was only mildly uncomfortable, and I was able to keep my composure the entire time. The hygienist was quick and sympathetic, and every person was kind and helpful at every step. If you have issues with going to the dentist and that’s stopping you from going, please consider giving them a call and asking what non-traditional things can be done to help. Huffman Family Dentistry was incredible with me, and now I am not afraid to schedule my next appointment!
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