Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry

Dr. Gallien is proud to offer Chattanooga a system of placing dental implants based new, advanced technology that incorporates CT-imaging.  This state-of-the art implant system uses an interactive 3D planning system for predictable treatment planning of dental implants.

With the accuracy and low radiation of today’s CAT-scan combined with advanced 3D software, it allows Dr. Gallien to find the ideal position for dental implants.  Using this “digital placement” of the implant, a laboratory can make a template or guide that fits the patient’s mouth and shows exactly where the implant was placed digitally.

This state of the art technology makes dental implants more accurate and much easier to place.  In most cases, no longer does a surgeon have to mechanically lift a patient’s gums to find the bone and then place an implant.   Different tools available in the software allow us to either map nerves and sinus areas or to even align implants so they are parallel to each other for bridges or partial dentures.

Benefits of Dr. Gallien's Implants

  • Quick process- All planning done prior to surgery day- no guesswork and surprises in the end. Appliance fabrication completed in the U.S. resulting in quick turn around time
  • Safety- Less risk for patient and doctor as all vital structures are visible in the design and planning stages, may measure bone density, distance between structures, etc. Surgical guide consists of drilling tubes to ensure exact placement of implant insertions.
  • High Precision- Extremely accurate and precise implant placement
  • Better aesthetics and increased longevity- More aesthetically pleasing/natural looking teeth and greater functionality resulting in longer lasting implants, due to precise placement 


  • Because it is so accurate, only a small hole is placed in the gums and bone right where the implant is placed which means less post-operative discomfort for patients and longer lasting implants. 

    Call us today for a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for computer guided implants. (423) 702-6195


    Related Links

    Imaging Sciences - Website for the new iCAT machine.
    Implant Solutions - Software for the iCAT, and our 3D software we use to find ideal positon for implant.

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    "His shots don't hurt, and I love going to the dentist!"

    Alissa Dzenko Oakwood Christian Academy, 3rd Grade Chickamauga, GA

    My visit to Smiles of Chattanooga was unlike anything I could have imagined. I was sitting in the waiting room for no more than five minutes when someone came out to greet me by name and started introducing me to everyone behind the front desk. After I filled out my paperwork I was taken on a tour of the building so I'd feel comfortable. I again sat for only a few minutes when I was taken back and introduced to the hygienist. I ended up staying for about six hours getting work done. I was offered blankets and pillows in case I was child. For the short periods I was alone in a room they gave me an I pad to entertain myself and while being worked on I had headphones with music. I am usually nervous when I have to see any type of doctor but everyone here was so friendly and supportive that I actually look forward to my next visit. Smiles of Chattanooga have changed my perception of what I should expect when I'm a patient. I felt like I was hanging out with good friends and left feeling better about myself. Thank you to everyone there.

    -Judith Ferguson

    I can't say enough kind words about how wonderful of an experience Dr. Gallien and his team provides us. Worth every penny and mile to come see, the practice far exceeds our expectations with kind words, huge smiles, genuine courtesy and appreciation. We absolutely love visiting Dr. Gallien and will continue to do so for years to come.

    -Jennifer Hodnett

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