General and Restorative Dentistry
General and Restorative Dental Care
At Shallowford Smiles, we treat you as a unique patient with your own personal dental concerns. Our practice is committed to excellence in individual patient care.
We are the Chattanooga dentist dedicated to increasing your quality of life through prevention, affordable treatments, and dental education. At our practice, you are our priority: not volume of patients, or production goals.
Repair Your Teeth!
Restorative dentistry can be a lengthy and personal decision. Toothaches, broken crowns, and missing teeth can be painful and expensive. But at Shallowford Smiles, we provide the following treatments at affordable prices:
- Root Canals
- Wisdom Tooth Evaluations
Root Canals are indicated when cavity decay has reached the root of your tooth. If the decay is left to deteriorate long enough, it will cause infection and pain. Your Shallowford dentist can remove the decay and save your tooth in the process!
After you have a root canal or a large filling placed, you need a crown to hold the tooth together and provide a stable bite surface. Crowns are made of porcelain, or sometimes porcelain bonded to metal, and are custom fitted to your teeth. The porcelain matches your natural teeth and will be unnoticeable. We’re currently offering a $997 special for custom porcelain crowns.
If you’re missing a tooth from an extraction, or it just never grew in, you might find that the surrounding teeth have turned or become crooked. A bridge is made of two crowns and a center piece that is made to look like a tooth. Like standard crowns, bridges are made of porcelain, so they look like your natural teeth.
Another option to replace missing teeth are dental implants. Dental implants consist of a titanium “tooth root” and an affixed restoration. A titanium screw is surgically implanted in your jaw. Once the area heals, a crown, bridge, or denture will be attached to the implant, providing a natural look and stable bite. Thanks to our computer-guided process, the treatment is more predictable than ever. Ask about our free consultations! Implants start as low as $2,499 for a single tooth replacement and crown.
Dentures are a tried and true way to replace multiple missing teeth on either the upper or lower arches of your mouth. While earlier versions of dentures were only fitted over the gums, our lab is able to produce custom dentures that attach to implants. This new technique provides you the best of both worlds: easy to clean, but stable enough for that daily touch of confidence.
Sometimes, due to an abscess or other infection, one of your teeth will need to be removed. If the tooth hurts badly, you can be assured that the extraction will help to relieve you from the pain.
When your third molars begin to come in, you could experience pressure or pain in your jaw. We can provide an evaluation that shows the direction your teeth are growing, and if they will be able to emerge fully. We can’t extract wisdom teeth in our office, but if the evaluation shows they need to be removed, we will refer you to a highly qualified oral surgeon.
Don’t wait to have dental problems repaired. Call our Chattanooga office today and find out how we can restore your smile!
At Shallowford Smiles, we offer comprehensive dental care for the entire family.