Shallowford Smiles - Chattanooga

General Dentistry in Chattanooga

From routine teeth cleanings and exams to full-mouth restoration, we deliver exceptional care and results.
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Complete dental care from A to Z

Extend the natural life of your teeth and maintain good oral health with routine dental care. Regular visits to your dentist and quick intervention at the earliest sign of decay will save you from pain, discomfort and unexpected expenses. If your teeth, gums or oral health are causing problems for you, restorative dental care will put you back on the right track and make your mouth feel normal again. General dentistry puts your overall health first. Here are some of the results you can expect from preventative and restorative care:

    Preventative Care:
  • Super clean teeth that look whiter without whitening.
  • Xrays that detect problems while they’re still small.
  • Healthy gums that don’t itch or bleed.
  • Composite fillings that halt cavities in their tracks.
  • Less sensitivity from hot and cold foods.
  • Reverse and prevent tooth decay.
  • Extend the life of prosthetics and appliances.
    Restorative Dentistry:
  • Save your natural tooth from an infection
  • Replace missing teeth with a natural-looking solution
  • Repair damaged teeth to like-new condition
  • Custom-made prosthetics and appliances
  • Eat easier, sleep better and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

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Our General Dentistry services

All-on-Four Full Arch Implants

Support a fixed denture and eliminate the need to get an implant for every one of your missing teeth.

Composite Fillings

If you have chipped or cracked teeth in need of repair, composite fillings are an ideal solution. At Shallowford Smile, we specialize in tooth-colored composite fillings that are matched to your exact tooth color.

Dental Bonding

Make your smile whole again. Restore chipped and cracked teeth with dental bonding at Shallowford Smiles.

Dental Bridges

Missing teeth? Not a problem. Permanently replace missing teeth and close tooth gaps with a dental bridge from Shallowford Smiles.

Dental Crowns

Restore your smile and improve your tooth health with custom-made dental crowns from Shallowdord Smiles.

Dental Extractions

Are you in need of a tooth extraction? Don’t stress. At Shallowford Smiles, we can perform this standard dental procedure quickly and painlessly.

Dental Implants

Do you suffer from missing teeth? Shallowford Smiles has the solution! Take back your smile and restore your confidence with long-lasting, natural-looking dental implants.

Dentures

Whether you suffer from missing teeth, or your dentures are in need of repair, Shallowford Smiles offers both full and partial denture solutions to restore your dental health.

Implant Retained Dentures

Eliminate slippage and discomfort with dentures that snap into place and stay secure.

Root Canal

Are you suffering from a painful tooth infection? A root canal is a painless, routine surgical procedure that immediately relieves dental discomfort.

Teeth Cleanings

Invest in your oral health with regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings. Schedule a dental visit every six months to preserve the beauty of your smile and ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy.

The importance of early intervention and routine care

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We really want to see you smile. Your health is our top priority and our routine care and recommendations for early intervention come from a place of care and concern. Keeping your teeth, gums, jaw and tongue healthy right now and repairing problems when they first appear will mean much less discomfort and pain and fewer unexpected expenses for you. And that is what keeps our patients smiling.

Keep your natural teeth for longer

Did you know the most common causes of tooth loss are cavities for young adults and gum disease in older adults? Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home is a great way to keep your mouth strong and healthy and at your routine exam, we can detect the earliest signs of gum disease and tooth decay and intervene before they get worse.

Save your money

Routine teeth cleaning and exams are relatively low-cost and predictable expenses that can fit in a budget. Treatments for the earliest signs of tooth decay, such as composite fillings, also happen to be relatively low-cost and a good long-term investment. More drastic procedures needed to repair more serious health issues often come with a bigger price tag.

Don’t even think about it

One of the greatest things about optimal oral health is that you don’t even think about it at all. There are no aches or inflammation. No all-consuming toothache. You don’t have to worry about the food you want to eat or feel self-conscious about your smile. Well maintained teeth are naturally beautiful, comfortable and reliable.

Financing Options

Your mouth is one of the most important investments that you can make in yourself. Many of our patients find it easier to break up the investment in their mouth into monthly payments. As such, we work with Care Credit and Alphaeon to help. There are options ranging from 0% interest for 6 months, up to 60-month terms.

 

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

A routine check-up includes a teeth cleaning and an exam. Having your teeth cleaned and examined regularly will remove stuck-on-plaque and tartar that builds up even with routine brushing and flossing and will allow the dental team to monitor your general oral health with special attention to problem areas.
Leftover food particles, especially caught in hard to reach places, become a feast for the bacteria that live in our mouths. The bacteria multiply and produce an acidic byproduct that builds up on teeth and weakens enamel. Tooth decay can be accelerated with a diet high in sugar or acidic food and drinks like coffee or soda pop.
Some people are just genetically predisposed to have more cavities than others. For example, sometimes they are simply born more susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria or they have overcrowded teeth that are difficult to clean. The best thing you or anyone can do is to focus on having great oral hygiene and eating habits at home to stack the cards in your favor.
Yes. The best part about fillings is that they prevent further tooth decay and they prevent future pain. Getting a filling now is in your best interest while the problem is still small and easily managed.
Tooth decay can be prevented and sometimes even reversed with routine cleanings. Teeth that are showing early signs of decay can be treated with fluoride and composite fillings. A tooth that has become infected can still be salvaged with a root canal. Teeth that are badly decayed can be capped with a beautiful and natural-looking dental crown or resurfaced with dental veneers. As a last resort, teeth that are very badly decayed may be extracted and the function of your bite and smile can be restored with an implant or bridge. There are many treatment options available depending on your exact circumstances.
Preventative teeth cleaning and a routine exam are encouraged and completely safe. The goal here is to prevent the onset of oral infection and to treat dental symptoms that sometimes appear during pregnancy. In the event of a dental emergency such as an infection, more invasive procedures, like a root canal, may be required. Elective procedures such as teeth whitening should be postponed until after the baby arrives.

Paul Shearer

My recent visit to Shallowford Smiles was very pleasant and helpful. They worked me into their tight schedule on the same day that I called for an appointment. Erica was very friendly and thorough in her examination of my problem, and Dr. Wilkerson Provided professional counsel after reviewing my X-rays and 3-D images. My wife and I have been using Shallowford Services for several years, and I highly recommend them to anyone for dental care.

Isaac

The experience of going to Shallowford Smiles has always been great for me. The staff has always been pleasant & helpful when answering questions. I'm especially grateful for their hygienists (Sarah is awesome!) & how great they are at what they do!

Sue Baucom

I have always had excellent care at Shallowford Smiles. Everyone is very friendly and makes me feel comfortable. They all know what they are doing and are very good at letting me know what they are doing. I appreciate the text reminders of my appointments also. I can highly recommend Shallowford Smiles and Dr. Wilkerson to everyone.

Shallowford Smiles - Chattanooga

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