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Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can make chewing painful and speaking clearly difficult. It can also have a serious impact on your oral and overall health.

Dr. Philip Latteier can replace missing teeth with the help of dental implants at Midnight Sun Dental in Anchorage, AK.

Learn how our Dr. Latteier can restore the form, function, and health of your smile with the help of dental implants...

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5-Star Patient Reviews

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Gi Fly

2021

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Wonderful office. Had a cleaning, dr came in after and was very pleased with the service and attention from both the hygiene and doc. Xrays were quick and painless. Really cool machine that sings to you while you get your pictures taken. Over all good setting.

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DeAnna McMaster

2017

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Always fabulous!!!

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Jerry Fetta

2017

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Great practice and great services!

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Randy R.

2019

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Dr. Latteier is excellent. He did a root canal on my front tooth. I was extremely impressed with his Skill and patience. 

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Can I Afford Dental Implants?

If you are considering tooth replacement, you may be wondering if implants are worth the added expense. They are: while traditional restorations are more affordable, they do not provide the aesthetic, functional, and health advantages of a crown, bridge, or denture supported by a dental implant. Though the upfront costs associated with implants are higher, the long-term benefits cannot be matched.

To help with the cost of treatment, Midnight Sun Dental accepts most dental insurance plans. Implants are generally not covered by dental insurance, but preparatory procedures and final restorations may qualify for coverage. Our friendly office staff will gladly file all necessary paperwork with your provider to ensure you take full advantage of your benefits.

For patients without insurance, or for those with insurance who are interested in minimizing out-of-pocket expenses, we also offer flexible financing options. Since every case is unique, our team can answer any questions you may have about the cost of your individualized treatment plan. We will be glad to work with you so that you can receive the treatment you need to restore your smile.

3-D Computed Tomography (CT) imaging

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our advanced dental practice includes the latest technology including 3-D Computed Tomography (CT) imaging. This incredible tool provides Dr. Latteier with three-dimensional images so that he can review the state of your dental health. The detailed digital images can show a number of important details that can affect the outcome of your treatment including the position of your surrounding teeth and the density of your jawbone.

Accurate implant placement is crucial to the success of dental implant surgery. Dr. Latteier can use our 3-D CT scanner to precisely plan your surgery. This allows him to place each titanium or zirconia implant post in its optimal position. With properly placed implants, you can enjoy a faster recovery and better long-term results.

Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

While your treatment timelines may differ depending on the number of missing teeth and any preparatory treatments, replacing a tooth with a dental implant at our Anchorage dental practice generally takes about a year and includes:
"Tooth replacement with dental implants takes about a year from beginning to end."
"Tooth replacement with dental implants takes about a year from beginning to end."

Exam and Consultation

During your initial examination, Dr. Latteier will review your medical history and check your candidacy for dental implants. He can answer any questions you have so that you can make an educated decision about your treatment.

Initial Surgery

After administering local anesthesia, Dr. Latteier will make a small incision in your gums in order to surgically place your implants.

Healing Period

In the next four to six months, your gums will heal and your jawbone will fuse with the implant during a process known as osseointegration.

Abutment Placement

An abutment is a small connector that attaches your implant to your new artificial tooth. Once your implant is fully healed, Dr. Latteier will perform a second surgery to place an abutment on your implant.

Healing Period

It takes four to eight weeks for your gums to heal around the abutment.

Final Restoration

Once fully healed, Dr. Latteier will place your final restoration to your implant abutment. Once placed, you can begin enjoying your newly restored smile immediately.

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Midnight Sun Dental

Dr. Philip J. Latteier and the team of compassionate professionals at Midnight Sun Dental provide gentle dental care so that families in Anchorage and Eagle River can enjoy healthy and beautiful smiles. So that you can experience the benefits of optimal oral health, our services include:

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (907) 562-6648.

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10928 Eagle River Rd
Ste. 105
Eagle River, AK 99577

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3340 Providence Dr
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