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General Dentist Chattanooga - Joel F Bookout DDS, PC
...Whether you are looking for information on implants, teeth whitening, crowns and bridges, or preventive care, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page...

Contact Us - General Dentist Chattanooga, TN
Questions About Dental Services in Chattanooga, TN We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Chattanooga...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns and Bridges, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Dentures, to help you smile again Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Sedation Dentistry, to relieve your dental anxieties Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Additional Services Oral Conscious Sedation is available...

Royal Treatment for a Damaged Tooth
... With the advent of dental implants, saving a damaged tooth is no longer the only option for preserving the health of the bone surrounding the tooth root...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
Transforming your smile doesn’t necessarily require complex treatments like orthodontics, dental implants or porcelain veneers...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

Orthodontics Could be the Smile Transformer You've Been Looking For
When designing your new smile, we have a lot of options for changing how individual teeth look: from whitening discolored teeth to replacing missing teeth with life-like dental implants...

Increase Bone Mass for Dental Implants through Grafting
... But there's a possible wrinkle with implants — for accurate placement there must be a sufficient amount of bone around it...

'Tooth in One Day' Procedures Require Special Attention for Success
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Same-Day Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
... Dental implants are an ideal choice since they're durable and life-like, and won't require permanent alteration of adjacent teeth...

Don't Let Smoking Increase Your Chances of Implant Failure
... By and large, dental implants are the most reliable and durable tooth replacement option, with more than a 95% success rate after ten years...

We can Fix a Smile Marred by Absent Front Teeth
...This puts teeth where they should be and also opens space between the canines and central incisors so we can eventually replace the missing teeth with dental implants...

Dentures Chattanooga
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery
...If jawbone volume is insufficient for implants, it can often be restored to a viable point in a few months...

You may Need Orthodontic Work Before Getting a Dental Implant
...With some orthodontic and dental work ahead of time, we may still be able to make implants a reality for you...

Should I Get Dentures?
... Implant-Supported Dentures: The latest denture option consists of a fixed or removable denture attached to dental implants placed in your jawbone...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants...

Chattanooga General Dentist
...We provide a wide range of dental services to the Chattanooga area, including: Dental crowns and bridges Dental implants Dentures Teeth whitening Periodontal therapy Dental fillings Routine cleanings Root canal therapy Your Chattanooga general dentist can handle any dental issue...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
... Essentially, TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... Special tips are also available to clean composite or porcelain tooth restorations, titanium implants, or areas of demineralization (enamel loss) on your teeth...

Bone Grafting
... Dental Implants — In this optimal tooth-replacement system, a small titanium post embedded in the jawbone is attached to a highly realistic dental crown, permanently replacing the missing tooth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density...

Bone Grafting
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants function so well and last so long because, like natural teeth, they are securely anchored in the jawbone for maximum support...

Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Now here's the good news: Dental implants — the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method preferred by dentists — can prevent all this...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... While there are excellent methods of tooth replacement (such as dental implants), these involve further and more complex treatments, and they can be costly...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Surgery
... Dental Implants...

Periodontal Therapy
... Dental Implants...

Technology
... Dental Implants...

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Joel F Bookout DDS, PC

(423) 698-3607
Chattanooga, TN General Dentist
Joel F Bookout DDS, PC
4141 Ringgold Road
Chattanooga, TN 37412
(423) 698-3607
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