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An Introduction to Dental Crowns

By on December 14th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Our Wasilla, AK practice offers dental crown treatment for natural-looking restorations to maintain your bright, full smile. If you have experienced recent damage or decay, Dr. Jason M. Lane may recommend a dental crown during your course of treatment. Below, we’ll help you understand just what this commonly-performed dental restoration is, and what to expect during your appointments with Dr. Lane.

If you have additional questions, or would simply like to schedule your next appointment, don’t hesitate to give us a call! You can reach a member of our team at (907) 373-2200, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are aesthetic restorations used to protect a weakened or injured tooth when fillings or dental bonding won’t suffice. Dental crowns are the recommended treatment for more advanced forms of decay or damage to natural teeth. A crown covers the entire visible area of a tooth above the gum line, acting as a cap over the vulnerable natural tooth. A powerful dental bonding agent prevents harmful bacteria or other material from entering and causing infection or inflammation.

Crowns used in modern dentistry are created from medical-grade ceramics and are superior at protecting your damaged tooth for multiple reasons:

  • Porcelain crowns provide a sure fitto prevent food debris or bacteria from invading the pulp or inner layers of the natural tooth.
  • Medical-grade ceramic is extremely durable, holding up to a lifetime of tooth activity while allowing the natural appearance of glossy, white enamel.
  • Porcelain is hypoallergenic, which puts patients with allergies at peace, knowing allergicreactions or hyper-sensitivity common with metal crowns will not impact their health.

When would I need one?

Dental crowns are most commonly used to repair severe tooth decay, when fillings or dental bonding are not enough. Additionally, teeth that have undergone trauma, or other injuries such as fractures or chips may require a crown to prevent root canal therapy or extraction in the future. Often, when root canal therapy is needed, your dentist will place a porcelain crown on the affected tooth to maintain its natural, unrestored aesthetic. In addition, porcelain crowns are attached to abutments on top of dental implants to provide the artificial crown as part of a tooth replacement treatment.

What can I expect?

Typically, at least two appointments are needed to complete your dental crown treatment. At the first visit, Dr. Lane will provide a thorough examination of the affected tooth, ensuring the tooth is ready for dental crown restoration. He will also check for evidence of infection, inflammation, and periodontal disease. If the tooth needs no further restorative treatment, Dr. Lane will take impressions to aid in fabricating the permanent crown. The natural tooth is prepped for a porcelain crown by removing parts of the outer layers and shaping it to fit snugly within the permanent crown. After this is completed, a temporary cap is placed until the permanent crown is completed by a dental ceramicist.

Once the crown is completed, your second appointment involves bonding it to the natural tooth. The temporary crown is removed by Dr. Lane, and final shaping for the permanent crown begins. Afterwards, a dental cement is applied within the crown, as well as a permanent bonding agent along the natural gum line. The crown is placed and sealed to the tooth. Final tweaks to the shape of the outer crown gives you a comfortable bite and ensures the crown fits naturally around your other teeth.

How do I receive a dental crown in Wasilla, AK?

It’s easy! If you’re ready for the benefits of a restored tooth from dental crown treatment, contact our Wasilla, AK practice at (907) 373-2200 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jason M. Lane.

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Karen Ho
09:41 09 Mar 19
Dr. Lane is an amazing dentist with a great team. He goes out of his way to make sure his patients are comfortable and always puts in extra effort to ease their fears of dentistry. Very professional from front office to back assistant. Highly recommend.
Christian Turner
23:45 26 Feb 19
Jason, Chris & Jen did a great job and making this experience a pleasant one. Great customer service and great smiles. I enjoyed them informing me on what's going on with my teeth with x-rays and photos
Hilary Turner
18:10 17 Feb 19
My daughter and I really enjoyed coming to Lane Family Dental. The are fast and friendly and took the additional time to answer our questions and made sure we were taken care of. I will recommend them to everyone I know. Best dentist appointment ever!
golden pigs
03:06 16 Feb 19
The most amazing experience we as a family have ever had. The staff is very friendly and professional and the dentist actually came out and met us. This practice will be our dentist for life.
John Welch
15:22 12 Feb 19
Dr Lane told me what I could for my situation and gave me a few options and consequences of each. Nice guy.
Lori Logan
04:16 11 Feb 19
Dr Lane and the entire staff are so welcoming and will take their time to make sure you are comfortable. They are professional and always run on time, which is much appreciated. Amazing experience from great people who really care!
Christopher Sinick
18:02 09 Feb 19
Dr. Lane is awesome! He is very personable and is always willing to do whatever he can to make you feel comfortable just like you would in your own home. He also truly cares about you and puts in the extra time to get to know you and customize treatment to your needs. I couldn’t recommend him enough!
John Ha
19:18 07 Feb 19
If you're looking for a dentist, you need to go see Dr. Lane. He definitely makes you feel comfortable, puts you at ease, and you can see he really cares about keeping your teeth in top shape. His office was able to get me in right away and fixed up when I had an emergency with a front tooth (clumsy me!). Thanks doc!
Misty Severs
21:07 18 Jan 19
Always friendly and makes you feel comfortable!
Christine Starkweather
18:04 25 Nov 18
The staff were very welcoming! Dr Lane was able to remove my tooth and get me out of there in 45 mins.
Heather Tallman
00:13 10 Oct 18
Dr Lane Family Dentistry is absolutely wonderful! My kids love to go here! Friendly, great customer service, thorough cleanings!
Danielle Mettling
20:01 14 Aug 18
I have a great disliking for all things teeth related, but my experience was great. Look forward to working with this clinic on getting my teeth where they need to be.
cristina mcanulty
01:10 25 Jul 18
I had an issue come up after hours and I sent them a message via Messenger and they immediately responded and were able to fit me in today!!! I’m so thankful for their help, but most of all for their amazing customer service and care for patients. I would absolutely recommend them for all of your dental needs.
Jess Adams
02:25 21 Jul 18
Very professional and nice people. Facility and dental equipment new and up to date! 5 out 5 stars!????
Angela Lundvall
01:48 26 Jun 18
This is the second time I’ve gone here and I’m still blown away by the service and attention to detail. Prior to these guys, I used to dread dental visits. At this office, they go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and happy. We just had our first child three weeks ago and I had to bring him with. I hoped that he would sleep through, but of course he woke up as soon as I showed up for the appt. He was hungry, but instead of getting upset with sticking to time schedules, they encouraged me to make sure he ate enough and burped before we started. He was still fussy, so their receptionist (she is amazing) held him while their dental hygienist (she was also awesome) did my x-rays and then we tucked him in the chair with me during the cleaning. Love it! My teeth are super shiny clean and both this mamma and her baby are very satisfied customers. ^_^
Rebecca Abshire
20:31 15 Jun 18
I had so much built up anxiety from not going to regular dental check ups like I probably should have but the staff was phenomenal! They all made me feel comfortable, didn't judge me, and had great hospitality. The hygentist was sweet, and gentle. I have not experienced that in a long time. I'm actually excited to go back in a few months for another cleaning. From the time I walked in to the time I left I felt like I chose the right place to go.
Caroll Denton
03:09 15 Jun 18
I'm pretty self conscious about my teeth, when I went into Lane Family Dental I felt very comfortable, and welcomed as soon as I opened the door. The staff here are amazing! I also enjoy how customer based the office is with refreshments, massage chairs and Netflix. After 10 years of trying to find a good dentist, Dr. Lane is by far the best.
Ronald Chester
00:22 23 May 18
Al though I went a long time without teeth I am glad to have them now Dr Lane is very good he is the best dentist I have ever been to he cares about my teeth he didn't hurt me like some have in the past I would like to thank him and his staff they ate all caring and professional people I highly recommend his dental services thanks
Kim Washington
20:20 22 May 18
I have really truly tried to avoid all dentist's! But I love Lane Family Dentist!! Very Much Looking Forward to my next appointments!! Must Visit!! You Wont Be Disappointed ?!! 5'Stars!!
Adrian Hull
00:16 01 May 18
My husband and I recently found Lane Family Dental. We are both so pleased with their professionalism, modern equipment and outstanding care. The people at the front and Dr. Lane's dental assistant are bright, cheeful and professional as well. Living in Talkeetna we are so pleased they have two offices, one being in Willow which is quite convenient. Thank you Lane Family Dental for providing such great care to the Mat-Su Valley.
Jessica M.
02:11 28 Apr 18
Great atmosphere, staff, and dentist. I had a bad experience the last time I went to the dentist so I was petrified to go in but this place was totally relieving. Me and my family will always be coming here with our dental needs.
Ryan Hill
17:43 21 Mar 18
I have always had a wonderful experience with this office. Everyone is always nice and welcoming. The office is clean and beautifully decorated. I would recommend this office to anyone.
Macey Shapiro
19:53 05 Mar 18
The best dentist I’ve had in my 60 years. Absolutely impeccably clean facilities. New facilities. The latest techniques and strategies to provide excellent dental care. And most of all the least amount of pain I’ve ever felt at the dentist.
Paulette E
22:45 09 Feb 18
About a year or so ago I discovered Lane Dental. Due to circumstances in my life I hadn’t been to a dentist in a really long time. They were very caring and kind. Since then I’ve had some teeth removed and am currently having a partial made. They have been patiently working with me and my insurance. Asia has been wonderful to work with for my scheduling and Dr. lane has been so kind and gentle. His assistants have been a real pleasure also. Thank you to the entire staff ?
Jan Miller
17:14 02 Dec 17
Finally, a dentist I look forward to coming to. Great staff, lovely warm waiting area. Dr.Lane is gentle, kind and professional. He explains each process so you know what he is doing. My teeth look great after he fixed some chips in my front teeth.I highly recommend Lane Family Dentistry.
Douglas Gregory
01:07 30 Nov 17
Fantastic customer service! Everybody there is very friendly and easy to talk to. They explained everything that was going on with my teeth, provided a plan to get them back in good shape, and cleaned em up real nice. It may have been a while since my last trip to a dentist, but I don't remember the visits being so relaxing.
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LANE FAMILY DENTAL OF WASILLA

1301 E PALMER-WASILLA HIGHWAY
WASILLA, AK 99654

Office Hours

  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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