Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants.

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About Implants and Bridges

Results and Testimonials

Explore Implants and Bridges Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Single Tooth Implants & Bridges?

Single tooth implants and bridges are a great way to fix broken or missing teeth in a localized area.

  • Look natural

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Attached securely and permanently

  • Significantly reduces bone loss after removal of a natural tooth or teeth

  • No negative impact to nearby teeth often seen with other options (bridges).

How Single Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a titanium screw which serves as the anchor to replace a tooth or teeth.

There are 3 components of a dental implant:

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Implant post (or body) | This is the foundation. It is placed in the jaw and acts as the anchor.

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Abutment | This piece connects the titanium post and crown

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Crown | This is the visible portion in your smile. This could also be an implant bridge attached to multiple dental implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Single Tooth Implants and Bridges Cost

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Our pricing is the most affordable in Chattanooga while also providing the best end result. We can accomplish this by having an extensively trained dentist who performs the full procedure from beginning to end along with an experienced staff dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from beginning to end together more times than they can count.

Single Tooth Implant

Replaces 1 tooth
Includes the implant body, abutment, and crown
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting

Implant Bridge

Replaces 3 Teeth
Includes 2 implant bodies, 2 abutments, and 3 unit bridge
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting
More cost effective than placing 3 individual implants

Available Financing & Payment Options

Dental implants are a significant investment in yourself, and having the option to break this investment down into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more available and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing providers to provide payment plans to cover either all or part of the dental implant procedure.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)

Interest-free up to 6 months

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)

Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a dental implant for each of my missing teeth?

It depends. As each case is unique, our doctor will need to see you for a consultation to determine the best course of treatment for you.

Can I get a temporary crown or bridge on the implant the same day it’s placed?

At this time, we do not place temporary crowns or bridges on implants which have just been placed. The reason for this is that we want as little force as possible placed on the implants while we wait for them to fuse with the jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most patients are good candidates for dental implants, even those who've been told they were not in the past. Call us to schedule your free exam and let's see what we can do to get you smiling again.

What kind of after care will I need to perform with my dental implant(s)?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Brush and floss twice daily.
  • Get cleanings regularly at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do implant teeth look like?

In your mouth, they look almost identical to a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) won't be visible in the mouth. It is under the gums in the bone.

Will it function and feel like a natural tooth?

Yes! It will feel different from a natural tooth but will function the same.

How much time should I take off work for recovery after my procedure?

Many patients are able to return to work either the same day or the next day. Some cases may require more time off from work.

What is the process for getting a dental implant?

The process is very straight forward. Your implant is placed into your jawbone and is left alone to integrate for 4-6 months. Afterward, we take impressions and have the new tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is needed, this may increase treatment time.

Is my implant removable?

No, once your implant is completed, you will not be able to remove it.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do provide both IV and oral conscious sedation. Click here to learn more about your options. The medication will help relax you and typically makes it so you won't remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for your procedure, because of the oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have ceased before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. In addition, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like much more. If heavy bleeding continues, please call our office.

A home remedy which still works quite well to help clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

Can I expect a lot of pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary, most patients can expect mild soreness and possibly swelling afterwards. Many patients return the next day for their follow-up examination reporting minimal soreness. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

We do not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, so we do not know what their success will be long-term. We want the most successful, and predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Can dental implants fail?

Although titanium dental implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that can contribute to failure:

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

If an implant fails within the first year, our dentist will replace it at no charge to you.

Dental Implant Timeline

The process typically takes 5-6 months from start to finish.

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Place implant body and wait 4 months for integration into jaw bone.

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Uncover implants and allow gums to form to correct shape for 2 weeks.

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Take impressions and send off to outside lab for fabrication of abutment and crown. This normally takes 3-4 weeks.

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Place abutment and crown.

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