1301 E Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654

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MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cosmetic Dentistry

COMPOSITE FILLINGS

With the durability and strength of new composite fillings, you need not show any teeth with silver fillings. Advances in dental materials and technology have produced composite filling materials that are as durable as amalgam fillings.

Composites are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that have been used in anterior teeth for decades. This tooth-colored filling material has been used to fill cavities in front teeth so that no one can tell you had dental work.

However, posterior teeth posed a special problem. The pressure exerted by chewing was too much for composites to withstand, so they were seldom used to fill back teeth. Recently, dental advancements have made it possible to apply tooth colored fillings to molars as well. With the new curing systems available, the composites are sturdy and durable as well as aesthetically appealing.

Now you can smile, laugh, sing, and not think twice about how your back teeth appear. They will look just as natural as all your other teeth.?

There are a variety of composite resins on the market today. They contain a mix of plastic and glass or ceramic. Each type has its advantages. Some have specific uses. Light-cured resins require the use of a special blue light to cure or harden the composite material. The filling is put down in layers and the light is used on each layer ensuring that the filling is completely hardened throughout. A reaction is activated in the resin when the light is used and this causes the material to harden. These are the strongest and most durable composite resins. All composites are available in shades that match your natural tooth color.

Contact Lane Family Dental today to schedule an appointment and find out if composite fillings are right for you.

DENTAL BRIDGES

Missing teeth can cause anxiety when you need to make a public appearance. Everyone prefers to have their smile look attractive and having gaps caused by missing teeth is not very appealing. Restore your smile and self-confidence by replacing missing teeth with beautifully designed artificial teeth.

Dental bridges do more than just make your smile attractive once again. The space caused by missing teeth poses a variety of problems that can affect your oral health and possibly even your general health. Has your diet changed to softer foods because you cannot chew meats or raw vegetables? The vitamins and minerals found in green, leafy vegetables and meats keep you healthy and vibrant. When you have missing teeth and cannot properly chew these foods, your body is missing key nutrients.

In addition, the teeth on either side of the space are likely to begin shifting out of place. This can cause food traps to form between your remaining teeth and your bite to become misaligned. Food traps leave you more susceptible to plaque and tartar buildup which in turn leads to gum disease.

A dental bridge restores the missing teeth, gives you a nice smile once again, and prevents existing teeth from getting out of alignment. A bridge also gives you back the chewing or biting surface you need to handle healthy foods.

A well-made dental bridge looks and feels like your natural teeth. The artificial teeth span the space between existing teeth. Those existing teeth are called abutment teeth. The artificial teeth are attached to crowns that cover the abutment teeth. Dental bridgework can be made to fit over existing teeth or dental implants.

If you have windows in your smile that you would like to close, contact Lane Family Dental today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lane. Get your teeth examined and discover your best options for a healthy smile.

PORCELAIN VENEERS

It may seem that all the Hollywood stars were born with beautifully shaped, bright white teeth, but that is not usually the case. Since the early days of the silver screen, dental veneers have been used in Tinsel Town to make the smiles of the stars attractive. Today, just about anyone can have access to a perfect smile through porcelain veneers. When it comes to enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry, this is a preferred method used by many people.

Medical-grade ceramic is attached to the front of your existing teeth, covering up any flaws that have kept your smile from being attractive. Advancements in dental technology have evolved so that the veneers of today look so much like your natural teeth, it is difficult for anyone to tell they are not real. Porcelain veneers can create a dramatic change in your smile as soon as they are applied.

An attractive smile often enhances one’s self-esteem and confidence. There is something about an appealing smile that just makes you feel good about yourself; particularly if you have been hiding your smile due to dental flaws. Dental veneers cover up flaws such as badly discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, tiny gaps between teeth, and crooked teeth.

Having veneers applied is not a decision to be made lightly. This is a permanent procedure and though highly effective, they may need to be replaced in the future. You should be prepared to incur additional costs later if your veneers need to be replaced. Good oral hygiene is also vital to the longevity of veneers.

To find out if you are a good candidate for dental veneers, contact our office today to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Lane. After a thorough examination of your teeth, he will make an assessment and let you know if this procedure is for you. With dental veneers, you could have the perfect smile of your dreams in just a short time.

TEETH WHITENING

If you look in the mirror and see dingy, stained teeth when you smile, check into the professional teeth whitening procedure we offer at Lane Family Dental. You could have a younger, more vibrant appearance with cosmetic dentistry by getting your teeth shades whiter than they are right now. You may walk in with dull teeth, but you will walk out with a brighter, whiter smile. Your friends will wonder why you look young and vivacious. Just smile and let them guess.

Over time, teeth lose their luster due to the foods and beverages you consume. Dark colored juices such as grape and cherry juice take a toll on your natural tooth color. So do dark colored berries; even some spices, when consumed on a regular basis, can discolor teeth. Coffee and tea are notorious for staining teeth. Smoking causes discoloration as well.

You do not need to give up the healthy nutrients that darker foods and beverages provide. Just make an appointment to get your teeth whitened. That natural, bright luster will return to your teeth as they are whitened several shades lighter.

Everywhere you look people have bright teeth. Some teeth may even look unnaturally white. The retail market is full of teeth-whitening products so you may wonder why you should invest in a professional whitening procedure. Many over-the-counter products do a sufficient job with whitening your teeth. However, having your teeth whitened by a dental professional affords you a level of security and safety that may be missing with over-the-counter products.

Some over-the-counter products products can actually be harmful to your teeth, weakening the enamel and causing your teeth to be more susceptible to decay. When your teeth are whitened professionally at Lane Family Dental, you can be assured that we are using high quality, safe products that will give you excellent, long-lasting results.

If you want a safe way to whiten your teeth so you can have a bright, appealing smile, contact Lane Family Dental today and make an appointment to get your teeth professionally whitened.

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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
Paulette E
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 ?
Ryan Hill
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.
Jan Miller
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.
Macey Shapiro
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.
Douglas Gregory
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.
Jessica M.
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.
Adrian Hull
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.
Kim Washington
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!!
Ronald Chester
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
Caroll Denton
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.
Rebecca Abshire
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.
Angela Lundvall
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. ^_^
Jess Adams
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!????
cristina mcanulty
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.
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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
Call Us Today (907) 373-2200