1301 E Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654

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

Dental Implants

A missing tooth, a few missing teeth, and poorly fitting dentures – all of these conditions make a person feel self-conscious and frustrated. Health may also suffer as the ability to chew foods decreases. Dr. Lane can give you back your smile and good dental health with dental implants. Each implant consists of a small, biocompatible post anchored in the jaw. These posts can hold single teeth, or four to six will secure a full denture. Implants present many benefits over other dental prosthetics, as well.

Learn more about dental implants and find out if you’re a qualified candidate for this innovative treatment. Call Lane Family Dental today at 907-393-2200 and schedule a consultation.

Single Tooth Implants

In the past, a single missing tooth could only be replaced with a traditional dental bridge or a removable partial denture. Both of these options are effective for filling in a gap in the smile. However, when it comes to function and health, they fall short. For example, to place a traditional bridge, the natural teeth on either side of the space must be reduced – or filed down. This compromises the integrity of healthy tooth structure, making you more susceptible to decay or other issues in the future.

In contrast, a dental implant does not require the reduction of healthy teeth. One dental implant and crown can effectively replace a missing tooth and restore your bite to full function and health.

Implant Dentures

Traditional dentures tend to shift, slip, or wobble when eating or speaking. This can cause a great deal of embarrassment or discomfort. Dental implants can dramatically improve the quality of life for denture-wearers. For example, once the implants have been surgically placed in the jaw, a custom-made denture can “snap on” or attach directly to the posts. This provides unparalleled support and stability. Moreover, because dental implants preserve existing bone and prevent further bone loss, patients can enjoy optimal oral health as well.

The Implant Procedure

Typically, dental implant surgery can be completed in about one hour at our office. The general steps of this procedure include:

  • Anesthesia: To numb the gums and keep you comfortable, local anesthesia will be administered. If desired, you can choose a sedation option as well.
  • Accessing the jawbone: Lane will create a small incision in the gums to access the underlying jawbone.
  • Preparing the site: Using specialized dental tools, Dr. Lane will create a pilot hole in the jawbone and prepare the site for the new implant.
  • Placing the implant: Once the site is ready, the implant will be carefully threaded into place.
  • Placing the healing cap: To keep bacteria and debris from affecting the internal surfaces of the implant, a small healing cap will be placed. This will also help shape the gum line during the healing period.
  • Stitches: Finally, the incision is closed with surgical sutures. In most cases, these will fall out on their own in a few days.

Once the surgical process is complete, a few months of healing are typically required before the final restoration can be placed. During this time, the new implant post will integrate with your natural bone tissue. This process, called osseointegration, is essential for the long-term success of your implant. Once full healing has been achieved, the healing cap will be removed, a small connector post (abutment) will be placed, and your final restoration will be attached. Once this is finished, you will be able to use your new implant just like a natural tooth!

Schedule a Consultation

Dental implants provide a long-term option for replacing lost teeth or securely anchoring a denture. Dr. Lane offers implant consultations to answer patients’ questions and explain the procedure in more detail. Call us now in Wasilla, AK at 907-393-2200 to make your potentially life-changing appointment.

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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