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Dental Implants

Do you struggle to eat or speak due to missing teeth?

Dental implants are the gold standard to help fill in the gaps in your smile and restore your oral function. 

Learn how our skilled dentists in Wasilla, AK, can help you smile confidently once more with implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots often made of titanium or ceramic. These tooth roots offer amazing stability by supporting a variety of restorations to replace missing teeth. Implants also offer incredible bone-saving benefits. When a patient loses a tooth, their jawbone no longer receives the stimulation the tooth root once provided. This means the jawbone can begin to deteriorate, which can lead to further oral health issues. Implants provide the jawbone with the stimulation it needs to stay healthy. 

See How Dental Implants Work

An implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. An abutment or connector piece tops the implant, securing the restoration to the implant. In this case, a dental crown is used to replace a single missing tooth. 

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At Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we take great pride in helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy, and functional smiles. We understand that missing teeth can not only make it difficult to eat and speak but can also impact your self-confidence. Our skilled dentists use advanced dental technology and techniques along with comprehensive services to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. 

Not sure if dental implants are right for you? Request a complimentary implant consultation by calling our dental practice in Wasilla, AK, or by filling out our online form

(907) 357-6684

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Dental Implant Candidacy

Wondering if you are a candidate for dental implants? During your initial consultation at our Wasilla dental practice, your dentist will help you determine if you qualify. You may be a good candidate for implants if you:

Are in Good Oral Health

You must be free of tooth decay and gum disease before dental implant placement. This ensures a healthy foundation for your implants and crown, bridge, or denture. Our dentists offer comprehensive treatment options to help you qualify for implant treatment. 

Have a Dense, Healthy Jawbone

You must have sufficient jawbone material for the dental implants to fuse with. If you have experienced bone atrophy, your dentist will determine if you need preparatory bone grafting and refer you to a trusted oral surgeon if needed. 

Do Not Use Tobacco

Tobacco use is not only detrimental to your oral and overall health, but it can increase your risk of infection and implant failure. It is strongly suggested that you quit all tobacco products before dental implant placement to give you the best chance of success. 

Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

Your treatment timeline may look different based on your needs and whether you need preparatory procedures such as tooth extraction or periodontal care. However, treatment typically consists of these stages:
We offer sedation dentistry options to ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment. 
We offer sedation dentistry options to ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment. 


You will meet with one of our dentists in Wasilla for an exam to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. They will discuss your goals and develop a custom treatment plan to fit your needs. 


Using digital technology, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth. These images are sent to our trusted lab where they will craft your custom dental crown, bridge, or denture. 


Before your implant procedure begins, your dentist will numb the area. We also offer sedation dentistry options to ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment. 

Implant Placement

Once you are numbed, a small incision is made in the gums and a small hole is created in the bone below. Your dentist will then place the titanium implant into the jaw. This process is repeated to accommodate the number of dental implants you require.

Healing Period

You will be given time to heal following implant placement. This gives your implants the chance to fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This can take between three to six months. 

Abutment Placement

Once we verify the implant has fused with the bone, you will return to our dental practice to have your abutment placed. An abutment is attached to each dental implant. This allows your dentist to secure your restoration directly to the implant. 


After you have healed for a few weeks, your dentist will then secure your custom restoration to the dental implants. 

Have questions about implant treatment?

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Aesthetic Family Dentistry

Led by Dr. Philip J. Latteier, our team strives to provide affordable, advanced dental care to Wasilla, AK, and the surrounding communities. We welcome all ages and our services include:

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call (907) 357-6684.

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