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At Smiles of Chattanooga, we know you’ll have questions about your family’s dental care. We’ll get you all the information you need to make informed decisions. Visit our office at 4618 Highway 58 or call us at 423-301-5628. In the meantime, you can see if your question is addressed in our FAQs.

  • Should I Get A Bridge Or A Dental Implant? 

    There are arguments in favor of both, and the right answer for you depends on the current condition of your mouth and your budget. A dental implant is essentially a replacement tooth that is just as strong and functions just as well as a normal tooth. There’s no need to modify neighboring teeth as there is with a bridge. However, today’s dental bridges are very long-lasting and also function as one or more replacement teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Gallien to discuss which option is right for you.

  • Can I Get Dental Implants in Chattanooga, TN?  

    Yes! We offer a full range of dental implant procedures, from single-tooth replacement to a full-mouth teeth replacement. Even if you’ve been told your jaw isn’t strong enough to support implants, we can strengthen it with a bone graft. Or you may be a candidate for mini dental implants, which are smaller in diameter than full-size implants. Our dentists both place and restore implants, so you won’t need to visit an oral surgeon for any part of the process.

  • Do You Offer Orthodontics Options in Chattanooga? 

    Yes! You can straighten your smile with Invisalign. We have lots of experience with this orthodontic treatment, which straightens teeth using clear aligners instead of metal wires and brackets. We’ve offered it to our patients since 2005. Teenagers and adults can get Invisalign. There are even options that can correct less complex orthodontic issues in only a few months’ time.

  • How Can I Improve My Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry in Chattanooga? 

    There are lots of ways to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures. You’re really only limited by your imagination! Our cosmetic services include dental veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign, teeth contouring, gum reshaping, tooth bonding, and dental crowns. You can even get facial rejuvenation treatments to make your face look younger.

  • Can I Replace My Metal Fillings or Mercury Fillings With Composite Fillings? 

    Yes! If you want to remove your metal fillings (amalgam fillings), we can safely do so using the latest safety protocols for handling amalgam. While research has failed to definitively show that mercury in fillings is harmful, we recommend using composite fillings to replace mercury fillings damaged by decay or wear and tear. Composite blends in naturally, so your smile is more attractive. Without mercury, there are no worries about long-term health risks.

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