1301 E Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654


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Should I Get Veneers?

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers cover the front of a tooth, transforming the tooth’s shape and color. A veneer is made up of a thin layer of porcelain or a composite material, which is of a medical-grade. Many patients decide to have veneers placed to cover discolored teeth, eliminate a gap between teeth, cover chipped or cracked teeth, or to reshape a tooth. The process requires at least two trips to the dentist, and can greatly improve the look of your smile. The team at Lane Family Dental will use current technology and make sure you are comfortable with the procedure before your veneers are placed. The end result is natural, and a beautiful new grin.

How Are Veneers Placed?

Going to the dentist is difficult for many patients, but knowing what to expect ahead of time can put you at ease and make your visits enjoyable. When your dentist places porcelain veneers, you can look forward to these steps:

  • First, your teeth will be examined for any damage or decay and those issues will be handled prior to veneers being placed. It is important to address any dental or gum issues prior to placing veneers, to achieve optimum and long lasting results.
  • Second, your dentist will remove enamel from your tooth, in preparation for making the veneer and ensuring the veneer sits naturally on the front of your teeth.
  • Next, an impression of your mouth will be made so a temporary veneer can be built. You will have temporary veneers while waiting for the final production of the permanent product.
  • Once the permanent veneer is ready, you will go back to your dentist and have the permanent veneers placed.

A patient requesting veneers to address these cosmetic issues should also have overall good dental health, without any decay or gum disease. If you are experiencing unhealthy gums or have other dental issues such as an infection, your dentist will first treat your medical needs and then assess for placement of porcelain veneers.

Types of Veneers

The following types of veneers are most commonly used:

  • Porcelain veneers: made of a durable material, these veneers will match the color of your existing teeth and are considered the most traditional type of veneer.
  • Composite veneers: these veneers can usually be applied in one office visit, and are more economical than other forms of veneers.
  • Lumineers: this type of veneer is the thinnest veneer, but also the strongest. The application is normally pain-free as there is no need to drill or grind a tooth prior to placement. Lumineers are long-lasting and can be applied in two visits.

Benefits of Veneers

The confidence that comes with a pretty smile is immeasurable, and veneers play a large role in building that confidence. Benefits of veneers include:

  • Covering up discolored or stained teeth
  • Closing a gap between teeth
  • Reshaping a misshapen tooth

Veneers also protect teeth from suffering further damage, ensuring the aesthetic benefits of an improved smile are long-lasting. Your teeth will appear healthy and natural with veneers, and the color blends in to give you a bright smile.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are considering veneers in Wasilla, call Lane Family Dental today to make an appointment. We help you decide which type of veneer to have placed and explain the procedure to you so you are comfortable and ultimately satisfied with the result. Contact us online anytime or call us at 907-373-2200.

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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
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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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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