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Dental Crowns

Suffering from broken or decayed teeth can cause pain while chewing, difficulty speaking, and feelings of self-consciousness when you smile.

Dr. Philip Latteier can restore the form and function of your smile with a dental crown at Midnight Sun Dental in Anchorage, AK.

Learn how our dentist can use the advanced CEREC® system to repair a weakened tooth with a dental crown in a single appointment...

Restore a Tooth With a Same-Day Dental Crown

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Treat and Protect

A porcelain dental crown placed over a tooth following treatment for physical trauma or tooth decay reinforces the external structure and protects it from further damage. Prompt treatment for an infection with a root canal can oftentimes prevent the need for extraction.

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Advanced Materials

Constructed of porcelain ceramics designed to mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth, dental crowns are engineered to withstand normal biting forces. With proper care and regular checkups with our Anchorage dentist, dental crowns can last a decade or longer.

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Seamless Results

The high-quality, all-porcelain dental crowns used at our dentistry practice are both durable and life-like in their appearance. Our dentist, Dr. Latteier, will color-match your new crown to your surrounding teeth in order to provide you with a restored smile that appears completely natural.

The tooth will be reshaped to make room for the custom crown to be placed over and then secured with dental cement.
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Our CEREC® System Provides Same-Day Crowns

Our Anchorage, AK, dentistry practice features the revolutionary in-office CEREC system, which allows our dentist to design, fabricate, and place a permanent restoration in a single appointment. You don't have to worry about messy and unpleasant impressions, as this technology uses a digital scanner that takes incredibly detailed images that are then used to design your new porcelain dental crown. You can also skip the uncomfortable and bulky temporary crown since you will leave our office with a permanent crown already attached. The CEREC system allows you to save money on lab fees, not have to worry about multiple office visits, and skip the unsightly temporary crown. You can save time and money while enjoying world-class results.

5-Star Patient Reviews Why Anchorage and Eagle River Choose Us


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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


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Always fabulous!!!

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Dental crowns can prevent the need to extract your tooth. 

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Dr. Latteier served in the US Army Dental Corps and comes from a military family. Our practice is honored to serve active personnel, veterans, and military families at our offices in Anchorage and Eagle River, and we can make accommodations to fit your busy schedule.

Same-Day Crown Treatment Timeline

"A completely restored tooth in six easy steps."
"A completely restored tooth in six easy steps."


Dr. Latteier will treat the trauma or decay affecting your tooth. Following treatment, he will reshape the remaining tooth structure to prepare it for your new crown.

Digital Impressions

Using a small intraoral camera, Dr. Latteier will take precise 3-D images of your teeth. An added benefit of digital impressions is that these images can be stored and referred to in the future to monitor the success of your treatment.


The 3-D digital impressions will be sent to the CEREC software, allowing Dr. Latteier to design a restoration that will fit perfectly with your surrounding teeth to give your smile a natural appearance.


Once he is happy with your new virtual crown, Dr. Latteier will send the design to our in-office computer-controlled milling machine. Fabricating a crown from a porcelain blank takes anywhere from four to 20 minutes.


Dr. Latteier will test fit your new crown to ensure you are happy with the appearance and function of your new bite. He can make any necessary adjustments from the dental chair while you wait.


Once both you and our dentist are happy with the results, he will permanently affix your new crown with dental cement. Thanks to our CEREC system, you will leave our office with a fully restored smile.

More 5-Star Reviews From the Anchorage Community


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Great practice and great services!

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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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Some patients may experience mild discomfort and tooth sensitivity following the procedure, but these symptoms can typically be managed with over-the-counter medication or specialized toothpaste. Patients may also want to start with eating softer foods and avoid chewing with the crowned side of the mouth until discomfort subsides.

Do You Have Questions About Dental Crowns?

Send Them to Dr. Latteier and His Team

Dr. Latteier always strives to teach patients about dental health so they can make informed decisions when choosing a treatment. If you have any questions about traditional or implant-supported crowns, our friendly staff will be happy to answer them and assist you in meeting all of your oral health needs. 

You can ask Dr. Latteier about crowns during a consultation or call our practice serving Anchorage and Eagle River at: 

(907) 562-6648


Another Review From a Happy Patient

Dr. Latteier exceeded my expectations in every way while fixing broken tooth. I am extremely happy with his top notch service and team…I can’t recommend them enough! Davis Wright - Google, 2022

Receive a Personalized Quote During a Consultation With Dr. Latteier

We do not want the cost of treatment to become a barrier between you and a functional smile. Your well-being is our top priority, which is why we accept most insurance plans and offer financing options to make our treatments more accessible to everyone in Greater Anchorage. Dr. Latteier can provide a personalized quote after an initial exam, and then we can discuss your options for making the beautiful smile of your dreams a reality. Keep in mind that by offering same-day crowns, we help patients avoid the need to pay for temporary crowns, lowering the overall cost of treatment.

Reach out to us with your financing questions or call our practice serving Anchorage and Eagle River at: 

(907) 562-6648

Reasons Our Patients Keep Coming Back

The front receptionists are great! So friendly and helpful. Loved chatting and joking with them while I waited for my kid...I am having to move from Eagle River to Anchorage but plan to stay with this practice. Daisy Smith - Google, 2022

Paying for Dental Crowns

The cost of your dental crown treatment will vary depending on certain factors, such as your choice of materials. While high-quality dental porcelain can be used to make crowns in-house, crowns made from more premium materials such as IPS e.max® and zirconia must be crafted offsite. Let's take a closer look at how insurance and financing can help you budget for a crown:

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Your insurance coverage will vary depending on your provider and plan, but most insurances cover at least part of the cost of dental crowns. Our friendly staff can help you determine how much your plan will cover and provide a personalized quote during a consultation.

Third-Party Financing

For any out-of-pocket expenses, we also offer financing through CareCredit®. Patients can apply for CareCredit payment plans to break their costs into affordable monthly payments. Based on your credit score, they offer low-interest and interest-free plans.

Frequently Asked Questions 

There is no substitute for consulting a dentist about crowns, dental bridges, and other restorative solutions, but we understand that if you are waiting for your appointment, you probably have many questions. Here are answers to a few of the most common questions that our patients ask about dental crowns:

Is it painful to have a crown placed on your tooth?

No. Our staff will numb the area during your treatment using local anesthesia for a virtually painless experience. The anesthesia usually lasts for several hours after the procedure. You may experience some mild discomfort once it subsides, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. We also understand that many patients feel anxious in the dentist's chair. Our practice will be glad to make accommodations that will make your visit as calm and beneficial as possible, so don't be afraid to let us know what will help you remain comfortable under our care.

Are traditional crowns better than same-day crowns? 

No, the "better" option purely depends on your own preferences and situation. Some dentists prefer to work with traditional crowns, but Dr. Latteier can match the high quality of traditional crowns using same-day CEREC technology. While same-day crowns have more limitations when it comes to materials, you can count on a durable and natural-looking result no matter which type of crown you choose.

Will insurance cover a dental implant-supported crown?

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that can support dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures in order to replace lost teeth from the root to the chewing surface. While most insurance plans will contribute to the cost of dental crowns, basic insurance does not cover dental implants. Our staff will work directly with your insurance provider to secure the best possible coverage of your crown, and we can help you explore financing options that can make dental implants a comfortable fit for your budget.

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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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