Missing teeth can diminish your confidence and quality of life, keeping you from smiling or eating the foods you enjoy.
Dr. Andrew Lunn and his team in Chattanooga, TN, provide implant placement and restoration services to rebuild your smile.
Ready to learn more? Find out why dental implants are considered the gold standard for missing teeth…
Dental Implants Can Transform Your Smile and Confidence
Understanding How Implants Work
Why Choose Chattanooga Family Dentistry?
With over 100 hours of continuing education completed annually, Dr. Andrew Lunn is regarded as a local leader in implant dentistry. He has received numerous certifications, awards, and recognition for his achievements in the field and is dedicated to offering his experience for your treatment.
He and the team at Chattanooga Family Dentistry provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. Our commitment to your success is reflected in our consistently positive patient reviews and customized master treatment plans for every patient. Reach out to our practice to request a dental implant consultation online or by calling us anytime.
Thanks to Our Patients for These Amazing Reviews "Dr. Lunn Is a True Professional..."
I’m leaving this review for the reader as much as I am for Dr. Lunn and his staff. I have lived in seven different states. Consequently I’ve had seven different dentist. I will tell you unequivocally, Dr. Lunn is a true professional and has put a phenomenal team around him. You will not regret your decision. This guy is a technician and a true craftsman of his trade. I did my research before coming here just as you are now, and I can assure you, I have zero regrets.View On Google
Friendly staff, clean office. Everyone seemed very focused on patient education and explaining in-detail why they were doing everything. I learned a few things while I was there, for sure. I also had questions about insurance coverage on certain findings, and they provided a very easy-to-understand written estimate for everything that would fall on me. The office dog is a plus, too. He's pretty cool.View On Google
Dental Implants Can Treat All Types of Tooth Loss
If you have a gap in your smile due to one missing tooth, an implant-supported crown can subtly and effectively restore your smile. Our restorations are made of high-quality materials that can be color-matched to your natural teeth, ensuring your crown will be virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
Having several consecutive missing teeth can noticeably impact your bite and your appearance, leaving you self-conscious about your smile. An implant-supported bridge can give you a long-lasting solution to the problems that tooth loss causes. While traditional bridges last between five and seven years on average, with good oral hygiene your implant-supported bridge can withstand the force of your bite and retain a lifelike appearance for over 20 years.
If you're dealing with extensive tooth loss, you've likely tried a traditional removable denture to make eating and speaking easier. Implant-supported dentures offer a significant upgrade over removable dentures in terms of stability, and they can be cleaned just like your natural teeth. Dr. Lunn will strategically place a series of dental implants in your jaw tissue to create an anchor for your durable, natural-looking denture. You'll enjoy the freedom to eat without restrictions and smile with confidence in any situation.
Materials Make a Difference
To ensure you receive the very best results from treatment, we’ll use high-quality materials such as dental-grade ceramics to create your restoration. These materials possess the same light-reflective properties as natural teeth, meaning your crown, bridge, or denture will blend in seamlessly with your smile. We can expertly shape and color-match your restoration to flatter your smile.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
Diabetes, heart disease, and other autoimmune disorders may put you at higher risk for complications or implant failure. We evaluate each patient on an individual basis to determine their candidacy for implants.
Smoking may affect your ability to heal from a dental implant. We require patients to stop smoking months before treatment to ensure implant success is not jeopardized.
Dental implants require a strong and sturdy foundation. If your jaw has atrophied or is too soft or thin, we may recommend you for a bone graft procedure before you can qualify for an implant.
Healthy gums are required for implant surgery. If you have gum disease, we recommend periodontal treatment before moving forward with your dental implant journey.
Do You Accept Insurance and Offer Financing?
Yes. Although insurance plans do not normally cover dental implant surgery, they can cover a portion of your restoration costs. Our compassionate, friendly staff will work with your carrier to get you the maximum coverage available. We accept insurance plans such as:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Hamilton County, TN, Board of Education and more
If you do not have insurance, or out-of-pocket costs make you hesitant to restore your oral health with dental implants, Dr. Lunn also offers affordable financing through CareCredit®. This trusted lender works with your individual budget to break out-of-pocket costs into low-interest monthly payments.
Request a consultation at our Chattanooga practice to discuss how we can make your dental implant treatment more affordable through insurance or financing. Feel free to use our simple online form or just pick up the phone and call us. Dr. Lunn wants all his patients to have the best possible smile despite budgetary worries.
Your Comfort Is Our #1 Priority
We understand that going to the dentist isn’t exactly your favorite activity. For many patients, the dentist's office brings up feelings of anxiety and uneasiness.
We are proud to offer oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation for implant surgery. Dr. Lunn is one of only two general dentists who perform IV sedation in the Chattanooga, TN area.
In addition to providing a range of sedation options, various amenities are available throughout the office to help you relax and feel at home. Want to zone out? We have noise-reduction headphones and DVDs available. Wrap up in a cozy blanket and enjoy the smell of scented candles throughout the office. Here at Chattanooga Family Dentistry, we strive to create a safe and comfortable experience for our patients. If there’s anything we can do to make your implant visit more pleasant, just let us know.
Choose an Implant Dentist Who Patients Love
Since receiving his dental degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in 1995, Dr. Lunn has practiced dentistry with the highest degree of professionalism and care for his patients. He has built long-standing relationships with members of the Chattanooga community over the years by providing life-changing dental work, and his patients have expressed their gratitude through an outpouring of glowing reviews. Chattanooga Family Dentistry has over 180 five-star reviews on Google and 375 five-star reviews on BirdEye.
Dr. Lunn and our team share a commitment to treat each patient with a personalized approach and caring attitude. We're excited to welcome you to our dental family as you begin your journey with dental implants. To request a consultation with our friendly dentist, send us a message or give us a call at:
More Excellent Reviews For Chattanooga Family Dentistry
Dr Lunn and his staff are professional while still being compassionate and patient. They have shown me a tremendous amount of understanding and really work with me to get through dental appointments as comfortably and efficiently as possible! They are amazing!View on Google
Dr. Andrew Lunn and his staff are great! I was treated with dignity and respect from the minute I entered the office until I left. I had several major problems and Dr Lunn did a great job completing my work. He took the time to explain each step! Thank you to Dr Lunn and his wonderful staff.View on Google
What to Expect During Your Treatment
Dental implants offer a 95 percent success rate over 40 to 50 years.
Dr. Lunn and Our Office Dog Get 5 Stars "They even have a little dog that will sit in your lap..."
"My first visit was today. I am very nervous when going to the dentist. My dentist of many years retired and referred me to Dr Lunn. A wonderful experience. Personable staff. They even have a little dog that will sit in your lap to comfort you. I think this will be a fantastic relationship." Valerie Fraley - 2021
Advanced Technology for Your Implant Surgery
We use a digital scanner to provide an exact impression of the patient’s teeth, giving us the most precise results for improved treatment planning.
Our Chattanooga office uses a 3D printer that allows us to make exact surgical guides to help us plan an implant case.
We use dental software to virtually place the implant before surgery, allowing for exact placement of the implant and a seamless surgery.
Dental Implants Are a Lifelong Investment
Dental implants are an investment in your oral health. While implant surgery may seem expensive, the benefits are lifelong. Traditional methods of replacing teeth such as bridges and dentures require frequent adjustments. These adjustments add up over time and require more dental visits. According to the Dental Implant Guide, dental implants offer a 95% success rate over 40 to 50 years. We offer a wide range of insurance plans to help offset the cost of implants.
Join Our Family of Happy, Smiling Patients
All the employees were very polite and nice and the doctor is very professional. I have been suffering with a bad wisdom tooth and they took me in right away. I would recommend doctor Lunn to everyone I know.View On Google
Chattanooga family dentistry is the best! The entire team treats truly treats you like family from the moment you walk in the door. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!!View On Google