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Dr. Derek W. Lowe, DMD

Dentist | General Practice

Dr. Derek Lowe is a Dentist practicing in FAIRBANKS, AK. Dr. Lowe specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Derek W. Lowe, DMD
  • FAIRBANKS, AK
  • Accepting new patients

Do dental crowns change color over time?

This is all dependent on what material the lab used to make your crowns. I use Zirconia crowns which do not change colors.

How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

This all depends on your body. I've seen some teenagers recover in a matter of 1-2 weeks, while others can take up to 6 weeks. Make sure you are consuming nutritious foods that READ MORE
This all depends on your body. I've seen some teenagers recover in a matter of 1-2 weeks, while others can take up to 6 weeks. Make sure you are consuming nutritious foods that will help with healing.

Can dental implants cause neck pain?

They shouldn't cause neck pain. You should definitely let your oral surgeon know that you are having neck pain after implants.

How much radiation do you get from dental x-rays?

For a full set of intra oral series you will absorb less radiation than a flight from Fairbanks Alaska to Seattle Washington.

How long will my teeth hurt after Invisalign is put on?

Thank you for reaching out with your question. We work closely with our Orthodontic team at Dr. Wentz's office and Dr. Woller's Office. Typically discomfort with Invisalign aligners READ MORE
Thank you for reaching out with your question. We work closely with our Orthodontic team at Dr. Wentz's office and Dr. Woller's Office. Typically discomfort with Invisalign aligners lasts for a few days once a new aligner is put in. Since patients wear a new Invisalign aligner every two weeks, you can expect some degree of temporary discomfort occurring every two weeks.