How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

cost of dental crowns Wasilla

Endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
2. Porcelain fused to metal
3. Gold alloys
4. Base metal alloys

Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are: the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

When dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready. Some dentists have special technology that allows them to fabricate and place crowns in one visit.

How long do dental crowns last? Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

At Alaska Premier Dental Group in Anchorage, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer family dentistry, sedation dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry

1Bader JD1, Shugars DA., “Summary review of the survival of single crowns,” PubMed.gov, 2009, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146146, accessed June 16, 2014

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group: 907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

 

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Remake Your Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Remake Your Anchorage Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Hello, friends of Alaska Premier Dental Group! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping. You won’t even have to join a gym!

Today on our dental blog, we’ll explain conservatively-priced cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your dentist applies tooth-colored materials and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Anchorage dental care, give us a call at 907-290-5452. Our professional dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in dental implants, sedation dentistry, and Invisalign and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in Anchorage!

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group: 907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

 

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7 Ways Bonding Can Beautify

Wasilla Cosmetic Dentist

Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the Wasilla area, but many patients don’t know exactly what it is. Today in the Alaska Premier Dental Group dental blog, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when 1) decayed, 2) chipped, or 3) cracked teeth need to be repaired.

4) Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and 5) roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.

6) Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to 7) look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover.

Hi. I’m Brian Kruchoski, of Alaska Premier Dental Group in Anchorage.  My practice, Alaska Premier Dental Group, offers the following services:

family dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
sedation dentistry

And more! So, if you are in the Anchorage, Wasilla, or Eagle River area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 907-290-5452.

We hope to hear from you soon!

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-bonding, accessed on March 7, 2013

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group: 907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

 

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Let Your Kids Fight The Evil Cavity-Causing Sorceress

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Your child’s smartphone or tablet is another essential tool to help them establish effective dental hygiene habits. A mobile app called Toothsavers was introduced in 2014 by a coalition of organizations dedicated to public health.

In the exciting Toothsavers game (designed for ages 3 – 6), children try to save characters from an evil sorceress who inflicts cavities and other detrimental mouth miseries on residents of her kingdom. Players use their fingers to ‘clean’ the characters’ teeth in the game. The game is designed to encourage children to brush correctly for two minutes, two times a day and create awareness in young children of the importance of proper oral hygiene.

Toothsavers was created by the American Dental Association and Ad Council in partnership with 35 other organizations.

“Mobile technology plays a major role in influencing young people’s behavior and is a great fit for this campaign. We’re thrilled to release our first mobile game, which represents our ongoing efforts to use technology to promote health, education and well-being. We look forward to using this app to help kids maintain healthy oral health habits, and have fun while doing it!Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council. 1

The game allows kids to time and track their toothbrushing and even triggers alerts to remind users when it’s time to brush. As part of the game, users watch fun, two-minute instructional videos while they brush their teeth in the real world. A new character is unlocked each day a player watches a video while brushing morning and night. The free app can be downloaded at the App Store, Google Play, and at http://2min2x.org/.

In addition to proper toothbrushing, establishing a relationship with a trusted family dentist is vital for keeping kid’s smiles healthy. If you are looking for a friendly and gentle family dentist in the Anchorage area, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We can advise you on dental issues relevant to our youngest patients including thumb-sucking, sealants, mouth protection for children’s sports, orthodontia, and fluoride supplementation.

 

In addition to children’s dentistry, at Alaska Premier Dental Group we offer industry-leading cosmetic dental procedures for improving smiles for our valued patients of all ages. Here are some of the dental services we offer:

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting our Alaska Premier Dental Group dental blog. We look forward to serving you and your children.

 

1Kimber Solana, “Ad Council campaign launches ‘Toothsavers’ gaming app,” American Dental Association, January 15, 2014, http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2014-archive/january/ad-council-campaign-launches-toothsavers-gaming-ap, accessed Sept 23, 2014

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group: 907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

 

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Look Younger With A Smile Makeover

Affordable Smile Makeovers In Wasilla

Welcome to the Alaska Premier Dental Group dental blog! I am Dr. Brian Kruchoski. Perhaps you have heard that cosmetic dentistry procedures can totally transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of the claims, after all, the promise of total transformation is a tall order.

Are smile makeovers really possible? Absolutely! At Alaska Premier Dental Group in Anchorage, we work miracles with modern cosmetic dentistry.

The success of smile makeovers in Anchorage depend upon the skill of the cosmetic dentist, the procedures performed, and the quality of the materials. At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we deliver our best to our valued Anchorage, Anchorage, and Eagle River cosmetic dental patients every day.

If your smile has several problems including cavities, stained teeth, chipped teeth, old silver fillings, or misaligned teeth, you may suppose that a smile makeover would take many hours and several visits. The truth is, the smile re-designs I perform currently are quicker and easier than ever before. We offer dental veneers, porcelain crowns, dental bonding, and tooth-colored fillings. Ask us about sedation dentistry, invisible braces, dental implants, and crown lengthening.

There are few physical features that bring continual long-term pleasure and satisfaction like a perfect smile.
My Wasilla smile makeover patients feel younger, more attractive, and more self-confident with their dramatic smile transformations. To book a cosmetic dental consultation at Alaska Premier Dental Group today, call 907-290-5452 .

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group: 907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

 

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A Teenage Smile Without The Metal

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Many adults want to look younger by straightening their teeth, but having a mouthful of noticeable, teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind.

If you are not pleased with your misaligned teeth, you may be interested to hear about Invisalign, the new, discrete straightening treatment plans now available for people of all ages.

Your busy lifestyle will not be hampered because invisible braces are easy and convenient. The comfortable aligners allow you to eat anything you want and caring for your teeth will not become cumbersome. When you smile, nobody will know that your teeth are gently being corrected.

Modern orthodontia and cosmetic dentistry truly works miracles to create younger, more vibrant smiles. If you have delayed orthodontic treatment because of the perceived inconvenience and obtrusiveness of traditional metal braces, we hope today’s post has provided vital details that will help you make an informed decision.

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, our professional team has been providing and brilliant smiles since 1997. If your teeth have problems in addition to misalignment, schedule a consultation to learn about veneers, dental implants, white fillings, gum contouring, and teeth whitening.

Some of our most popular treatments include family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. Whatever your dental needs are, we will create a personalized, custom treatment outline for you.

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group: 907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

 

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A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool

Anchorage cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Providing quality dental care is much easier for our office when we have comprehensive information about our patients’ oral health. It is one of Alaska Premier Dental Group‘s most important tools, and pictures are far more accurate than written notes. So, along with a thorough oral exam, most dentists want complete and up-to-date x-rays.

The frequency of x-rays is largely determined by your age as well as the state of your oral health. Because children are growing and they experience more changes to their teeth, they usually need x-rays more often.

X-rays also help dentists find cavities, evaluate gum health, and identify any major changes to your teeth and mouth.

Safety is an important issue that all dentists consider when ordering x-rays, because low levels of radiation are used to obtain the images. Many important precautions are taken to limit exposure, such as putting leaded aprons and collars on the patients. It is vital that women inform their dentist if they are pregnant because special considerations should be taken.

Along with basic dental health issues, we are happy to discuss the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and full smile makeovers. We want you to have the healthy, stunning smile that you deserve, so contact us for a consultation today!

 

The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/x/x-rays, accessed on August. 1, 2014

 

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All Tooth Stains Are Not Created Equal

Anchorage Teeth Bleaching Will an of our locally advertised Anchorage teeth whitening options remove the stains from your teeth?

The effectiveness of teeth bleaching in Anchorage depends partly on the types of stains.

Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. And nicotine is no better for your smile than it is for your lungs.

Unfortunately, even if you avoid these common teeth stainers, your teeth will become discolored over time. Like gray hair, wrinkles, and memory lapses, a dull smile is an inevitable part of aging for Wasilla men and women.

Intrinsic tooth stains develop from the inside out. Tooth injury and tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove completely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional tooth whitening available at your Wasilla cosmetic dental office.

If your teeth are stained, whether from coffee, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride, call Alaska Premier Dental Group at 907-290-5452. We have treated many Eagle River patients with extreme tooth discoloration.

It is never too late or too early to brighten your smile.

Anchorage seniors can take years off their appearance by restoring the youthful white smile they once enjoyed. Wasilla teens and young adults with surface stains can prevent them from becoming intrinsic stains with Anchorage tooth bleaching.

Speaking of the younger set, did you know that people who drink energy drinks are at risk for many dental problems?

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907-290-5452

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Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety

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Are you worried about seeing the dentist? Are you troubled about discussing your smile? Settling into the reality of what you are prepared to discuss with your dentist is the first step to relief.

1. Talk To Us:
Whether you want to have dental implants or Invisalign done, call now to schedule a consultation. If you’re nervous about family dentistry or in denial about the need for sedation dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, the reality is that we have been meeting with patients since 1997 in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska Premier Dental Group has been here and will continue to be here for you when you’re ready. 907-290-5452

2. Choose a Dentist:

The next step is making a choice. As you sift through the choices and select the right dentist in Anchorage, Alaska keep in mind that Alaska Premier Dental Group offers competitive pricing and affordable options. The reality is that we service the Eagle River, Anchorage, Wasilla areas with pleasure and look forward to treating your dental concerns with accuracy, gentleness and care.

3. Go Forward with Confidence:
The final step to relief is just smiling. We’d like to take care of dental implants or cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry for you. And we are convinced you’ll walk out the door smiling.

Taking Care of Your Way Beyond Your Smile -Alaska Premier Dental Group

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

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Anchorage’s Noteworthy Dental Experience

Wasilla Cosmetic Dentistry

Here at Alaska Premier Dental Group we see patients for anything from fillings to cosmetic dentistry to cleaning requests. Having your teeth cleaned can be just as vital as addressing cavities and taking care of cosmetic dentistry needs. Our dentists treat every patient like a celebrity to be esteemed for just being themselves and doing their best with oral hygiene.

Well versed in dental implants, Invisalign, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and all things dental, we’ll answer your questions about veneers, bridges, crowns, braces, and anything else you want to throw at us. Please visit our website https://www.smilealaska.com/ to learn more.

We are easy to reach and are convinced you won’t regret your visit.

Our outstanding staff work very hard to keep our reputation as world class, clean and friendly, untarnished and outstanding. We don’t just walk away after our procedure is handled. We follow through with special instructions, follow up appointments and careful monitoring. Your experience deserves to be pleasant.

Botched dental implants or cosmetic dentistry could be painful or harmful and preventing complications is a top priority. Hopefully this blog impacts your choice in which dental practice to contact at 907-290-5452. We know you won’t regret it.

 

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907-290-5452

 

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