Dental Implants in Chattanooga
If you’re looking for dental implants in Chattanooga, it’s time to visit Shallowford Smiles. We’re committed to rebuilding our patients’ smiles so that they can enjoy the highest quality of life. Our family dentist, Dr. Brian Wilkinson performs start-to-finish implant therapy, meaning that you won’t have to be referred anywhere else or see a separate surgeon.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a tiny metal screw that is placed inside the bone where your tooth used to be. It’s usually made from biocompatible titanium, which encourages new bone growth and fusion into the jaw. On top of the implant is an abutment, which supports the fixed restoration such as a crown or denture.
Best In Implant Technology
To guarantee a successful implant surgery, we don’t just guess where it should go with a 2-dimensional x-ray. We use computer-guided techniques to make for shorter and less-invasive surgeries. The Carestream 3D Cone Beam Imaging System gives us a clear picture of your jaw and helps us determine the need for any bone grafting. Carestream CAD/CAM technology is essential to accurate implant placement and flawless restoration.
The Placement Process
We’ll start you out with an evaluation to see whether the condition and amount of bone in your mouth can support an implant. Our 3D imaging system allows us to take detailed measurements and carefully plan out your surgery. You’ll discuss your goals with Dr. Wilkinson so that we can decide on the right restorative solution.
During the surgery, we’ll keep you as comfortable as possible with anesthetic and with sedation dentistry options. It’s easier than having a tooth pulled! We will see you for several post-operative visits to ensure that everything is healing properly. Once your implant is fully integrated, we will affix the final restoration, such as one of the following:
Single Tooth Crowns
For individual missing teeth, single dental implants are commonly topped with a crown. This beautiful and solid restoration will make your implant look like a natural tooth. We’re currently running a special for $2499 for a single tooth implant placement and crown.
Bridges To Replace Multiple Teeth
Implants can help you out even if you’re missing more than one tooth. A dental bridge typically supports a false tooth between two crowned natural teeth. To span a longer distance, as few as two implants could be used to support your bridge.
At Shallowford Smiles, we are happy to provide a variety of implant-retained and -supported denture options. We’ve even helped patients in their 90s to achieve better denture retention with as few as two to four implants.
Our implant denture options include examples such as:
- Mini Implants
No matter which option you choose, you’re sure to get a more secure bite than dentures alone could ever offer. Your treatment is tailored to both your personal desires as well as your budget. Dr. Wilkinson will ensure that you get a stable restoration by allowing plenty of time for your implants to heal. As he likes to say, “Give me four months so I can give you forty years.”
Contact our Chattanooga practice today to schedule your complimentary dental implant consultation!
At Shallowford Smiles, Dr. Brian Wilkinson will help you design a smile makeover that addresses your immediate needs and your long-term goals.