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Dentures

Missing teeth can make daily tasks like eating and speaking a challenge, even more so when you've lost an entire arch. 

If you're looking to fill the gaps from multiple missing teeth and show a smile you're proud of, dentures may be the right option for you. 

Learn more about how Dr. Andrew Lunn and his dental team in Chattanooga, TN, can help...

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A Life-Changing Solution

Dentures are custom-made prosthetics used to replace a full arch of missing or extracted teeth. Dentures fill the gaps to provide a renewed quality of life and functionality. Here at Chattanooga Family Dentistry, we are happy to help make our patients' day-to-day lives a little easier.

Improved Oral Health

Missing teeth can affect surrounding teeth as well, causing them to shift over time or become more susceptible to dental decay. If you have teeth remaining in your arch, dentures can provide them with support and ensure they can function optimally. Dentures anchored with implants can further support your health by slowing jawbone deterioration. 

Maintained Facial Structure 

Missing teeth can cause muscles to sag, giving the face a sunken appearance. Dentures help maintain facial structure and can rejuvenate your appearance.

Restored Chewing Ability

Many patients with missing teeth have trouble chewing and biting. As a result, they avoid certain foods and risk being nutrient deficient. Dentures allow you to enjoy a well-balanced, healthy diet.

Improved Speech

Missing teeth can make it difficult to pronounce words and hold a conversation. Dentures allow you to speak confidently and enunciate words that may have once felt impossible.

Boosted Confidence

Designed to look like natural teeth, dentures can enhance your appearance and self-esteem. Say goodbye to the days of covering your mouth, feeling self-conscious, and smiling with your mouth closed.

What Are My Options?

Here at Chattanooga Family Dentistry, we offer three kinds of dentures, all designed to look and function like natural teeth. Our dental team will help decide which type of denture is best suited for you. We believe in providing patient education to allow you to make the best decision for yourself.
Traditional full dentures

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used to replace all of your upper or lower teeth. If necessary, your dentist can perform tooth extractions to completely remove damaged teeth and place a set of temporary dentures until your gums have healed. Once healing has completed, you're ready for customized dentures. 

Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when a patient is missing one or more neighboring teeth. If the remaining teeth are healthy, these prosthetics can provide a convenient way to fill the gaps of a smile while providing support to existing teeth.  

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental implants fuse directly to the jawbone to provide your restorations with unbeatable stability. Implant-supported dentures are much less likely to move or shift than full or partial dentures, eliminating the possibility of them falling out and minimizing the need for adjustments in the future. 

Visit Our Relaxing Office

We understand that going to the dentist causes anxiety for many patients. At our office in Chattanooga, TN, we strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible. We're proud to offer a range of amenities throughout the office to help you feel more at home. Enjoy our warm blankets, noise-reduction headphones, DVDs, and more when you visit our Chattanooga, TN, office. To book your appointment, contact us online or call:

(423) 553-8858

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Kristin Leslie

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Super friendly. I just started going to this dentist & I love it! Highly recommend!!

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Lisa Marsh

2020

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The staff at Chattanooga Family Dental are great. I always have major anxiety going. Winston helps calm me down. Great team great dentist.

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Upgrading Your Dentures  with Dental Implants

While supporting dentures with dental implants costs more than using a traditional restoration alone, this option can provide lifelong benefits and stability:

Jawbone Retention

Implants are the only restorative solution that can prevent bone loss and ensure bone structure stays strong following tooth loss. Furthermore, traditional dentures require additional trips to the dentist because as bone loss occurs, the shape of the dentures need readjustment.

Longevity

Patients often receive dental implants and never have to worry about them again. Implants can last for 40 years or longer with proper placement and regular care, making them a reliable option that can last the rest of your life.

Peace of Mind

Traditional dentures are prone to slip out of place. Because implants fuse with the jawbone, they anchor your restoration directly to the jaw, keeping them in place while you chew, speak, and smile.
If you're interested in implants, our dental team in Chattanooga, TN, can assess if you are a candidate for the procedure. We understand that each patient has different needs and preferences, and will do our best to be transparent about cost, risks, and your candidacy.

What to Expect  during Your Treatment

We strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible.
We strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible.

Consultation

During this meeting, we will discuss your medical history and treatment goals. We will also assess the health of your teeth and gums to create a treatment plan that best fits your individual needs.

Preparation

After your dentist determines which type of denture is best for you, you will undergo any necessary preparatory procedures, such as tooth extraction to remove any remaining damaged teeth. 

Implant Placement

If you opt for dental implants, you must first undergo placement surgery and allow three to six months for the implant to fuse to the jawbone successfully.

Impressions

At this point, a dental scanner can be used to make an accurate impression of your mouth, ensuring a perfect fit.

Fabrication

We will then send your impression to our trusted dental lab, where they can create dentures that look just like natural teeth.

A New Smile

In the final stage of your implant treatment plan, your full or partial restoration is placed. Your dentist will ensure that it's a precise fit. If needed, any final adjustments are made.

What to Expect after Treatment 

After receiving your dentures, there will be a short adjustment period as you get used to the new dental device. It may initially feel like a strange and foreign object in your mouth, but with practice, you'll learn how to eat and speak with them comfortably. You may also experience soreness in the cheeks and mouth, but this will fade over time. Our team at Chattanooga Family Dentistry recommends starting slow with soft foods and gradually introducing more challenging foods.

It's essential to maintain oral hygiene and take care of your new dental appliance to ensure its longevity.

What Is the Cost?
 

The cost of dentures depends on several factors, such as material, preparatory treatment, or if they are implant-supported. We're happy to provide an in-depth explanation of each, so you have a full understanding of what treatment entails. We work with many insurance providers to help offset the price of dental care.

We also accept CareCredit® payment plans. This third-party lender offers low-interest and interest-free payment plans to make out-of-pocket expenses a fit for your budget.

"I Am Happy to Have Found Them."

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Amber G

2020

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I absolutely recommend this office. The staff are so warm and welcoming. I am happy to have found them.

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Chad Myers

2020

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I feel very comfortable with the care provided here. Dr. Lunn and everyone there do an excellent job! Highly recommended.

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Dr. Lunn

Chattanooga Family Dentistry

Dr. Andrew Lunn is a highly trained general, restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentist who has completed hundreds of hours of training in order to provide his patients with the most advanced care. He is a member of several prestigious organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Tennessee Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Chattanooga Area Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our family-friendly dental practice, request a consultation online or call us at (423) 553-8858.

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So thankful to finally have a dentist who knows what he is doing!! Everyone is so friendly and makes me feel welcome. It takes away the anxiety of going to the dentist. Anna - patient

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