Shallowford Smiles in Chattanooga, TN – Interview

Shallowford Smiles
7613 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
United States

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday 8:00AM–5PM; Friday to Sunday Closed

Shallowford Smiles offers Chattanooga families prime access to complete oral health care for every age. Our facility serves the surrounding areas as well, including Ooltewah and East Brainerd.

Please introduce yourself.

Dr. Wilkinson attended the University of California, Irvine and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Loma Linda University. He decided to become a dentist because it allowed him to work with his hands while also expanding his love for science. He says that the “instant gratification” of seeing someone’s smile cared for is both professionally fulfilling and personally rewarding.

Get a free consultation with Shallowford Smiles.

Please list your accreditations, certifications & associations

His continuing education certifications include areas of care such as:

* Endodontics
* Implant Placement and Restoration from the Garg Implant Seminars
* Conscious Sedation Certification
* Advanced Aesthetics in Veneer and Crown Placement

Dr. Wilkinson’s Professional Affiliations and Memberships include:

* Academy of General Dentistry
* American Dental Association (ADA)
* Tennessee Dental Association (TDA)
* Chattanooga Dental Society

How long have you been in business?

Since 2006

What services do you offer?

porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, laser dentistry, periodontics, Six Month Smiles, dental braces, Clear Correct, sedation dentistry, CEREC, crowns and bridges, dental implants, dentures, tooth extraction, root canal, children dentistry, cosmetic dentistry

How many dental implant procedures have you done?

At Shallowford Smiles, we are happy to provide a variety of implant-retained and -supported denture options. We’ve even helped patients in their 90s to achieve better denture retention with as few as two to four implants.

Our implant denture options include examples such as:

* All-on-4
* Hybridge
* Overdentures
* Mini Implants

Why should someone choose you over the competition?

No matter which option you choose, you’re sure to get a more secure bite than dentures alone could ever offer. Your treatment is tailored to both your personal desires as well as your budget. Dr. Wilkinson will ensure that you get a stable restoration by allowing plenty of time for your implants to heal. As he likes to say, “Give me four months so I can give you forty years.

Where do most of your patients hear about your clinic?

From Google, Facebook, Yelp , Yahoo

What procedures do you typically recommend and perform?

We’ll start you out with an evaluation to see whether the condition and amount of bone in your mouth can support an implant. Our 3D imaging system allows us to take detailed measurements and carefully plan out your surgery. You’ll discuss your goals with Dr. Wilkinson so that we can decide on the right restorative solution.

During the surgery, we’ll keep you as comfortable as possible with anesthetic and with sedation dentistry options. It’s easier than having a tooth pulled! We will see you for several post-operative visits to ensure that everything is healing properly. Once your implant is fully integrated, we will affix the final restoration.

What type of implants does your clinic use?

Please call or visit our clinic.

Please give me a summary of the steps in the process of getting an implant at your clinic.

A dental implant is a tiny metal screw that is placed inside the bone where your tooth used to be. It’s usually made from biocompatible titanium, which encourages new bone growth and fusion into the jaw. On top of the implant is an abutment, which supports the fixed restoration such as a crown or denture.

The latest in smile imaging software lets us show you what your new smile could look like before we even start the actual treatment. Explore the possibilities and see which options are right for you. We’ve helped to transform the lives of cosmetic patients as young as 18, and even had individuals in their mid-80s see us to finally get the smile that they always wanted.

Take years off your smile and get a new lease on life with some of the cosmetic procedures here at Shallowford Smiles. Call us to schedule your consultation!

At Shallowford Smiles, we recommend that our healthy patients have a preventive dental cleaning and exam every six months

To guarantee a successful implant surgery, we don’t just guess where it should go with a 2-dimensional x-ray. We use computer-guided techniques to make for shorter and less-invasive surgeries. The Carestream 3D Cone Beam Imaging System gives us a clear picture of your jaw and helps us determine the need for any bone grafting. Carestream CAD/CAM technology is essential to accurate implant placement and flawless restoration.

How much do your procedures cost?

For individual missing teeth, single dental implants are commonly topped with a crown. This beautiful and solid restoration will make your implant look like a natural tooth. We’re currently running a special for $2499 for a single tooth implant placement and crown.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all types of debit and credit card. At Shallowford Smiles, we offer a variety of payment methods to make your dental dreams an easy, affordable reality. We accept checks, debit and credit cards, and even offer a 5% cash discount on treatments that are paid for at least one week in advance.

How long is the healing time?

Approx one month

What do advise your patients to do if they have a problem with their implant?

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Please note: This interview is for informational purposes only and does not represent a recommendation of the dentist mentioned. All opinions expressed are those of the interviewee.

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