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Dental Implants

Our dentists at Martin Dentistry blend profound expertise in dental implant procedures with a commitment to providing exemplary patient care in a welcoming environment.

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Types of Dental Implants at Martin Dentistry

Single Tooth Implants

Single Tooth Implants

A standalone, lasting solution for a missing tooth, preserving natural teeth. Offers a more comfortable alternative to traditional bridges.
Single Tooth dental Implants
“Snap On” Dentures

Snap-On Dentures

Secures dentures with implants, providing comfort and stability. A convenient and natural-feeling option for those missing most or all teeth.
“Snap On” Dentures dental implants
Fixed Permanent Teeth

Fixed Permanent Teeth

Replaces multiple missing teeth with a fixed prosthesis. Offers exceptional stability and a natural appearance, a comfortable solution over traditional dentures.
Fixed Permanent Teeth dental implants

Feedback from Our Patients Across the Tri-Cities Region

AGAIN! Excellent patient care!
They always take good care of me!
From the moment I call the office (Dawn, Debbie anyone that answers the phone) and a pleasant and kind and helpful voice answers, I am always accommodated (Trina, Missy, anyone who works on me) especially Dr Lunchford, for what ever my needs happen to be, I've always felt I'm in the best hands.
My cleanings with Tammy are always pleasant never painful.
I can't say enough about my experiences with this dentistry business.
Dr Lunchford is great always . Today I met Viki and she is great as well.
Y’all have the best staff! I knew what to expect on cost, and the procedures were painless and very high quality

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Looking for a flexible payment plan at Martin Dentistry? ECU has tailored loan options to meet your specific needs, ensuring that you can comfortably manage your dental expenses while receiving top-quality care. Whether you're in need of a single tooth implant or a complete smile transformation, ECU offers competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms. With their loan options, you can achieve the smile you've always wanted without compromising your financial stability.

ECU's payment plans start at a minimum loan amount of $500. You'll also have the flexibility to choose loan terms of up to 96 months, allowing you to select a repayment plan that aligns with your budget and preferences. Apply online at, in person at an ECU branch, or call (423) 578-7664 or (423) 578-3583. Invest in your dental health with an ECU loan for a confident smile and outstanding care from Martin Dentistry.

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Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions

How much do dental implants cost?

The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants depends on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required before the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, schedule an examination at one of our Kingsport or Johnson City locations. After a thorough diagnostic examination, your dentist will recommend the best treatment for you.

How much time is required for a dental implant replacement?

Today, state-of-the-art guided surgical techniques are convenient alternatives to placing dental implants and allow you to have the dental implant placed in a single session.

It will take three to six months for the implant to heal and integrate with your jawbone after the dentist places the implant. You are given a temporary prosthesis during the healing period until the permanent crown is placed.

The procedure chosen depends on several factors, such as dental health, the number of teeth involved, and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.

How will dental implants affect my life?

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve the quality of life. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

How will I care for my dental implants?

Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist. See your dentist in six months or more frequently if so advised.

How will I feel after the treatment?

Having some bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissues is normal. But usually, the discomfort, if any, is treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should be able to work the next day.

Is the treatment painful?

With any surgery, there can be some discomfort. Placing one implant typically causes less discomfort than placing several. Anesthesia and patient sedation are commonly administered to help reduce any discomfort during the dental implant process. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. Your doctor will prescribe medications to ease any discomfort that may occur. You can also ask your dentist to recommend another patient who has already had tooth replacement therapy to assess their personal experience.

Is there an age limit for dental implants?

Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying dental implant benefits. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after carefully evaluating your dental and health history.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental Implants are a permanent solution and will last a lifetime. There are no loose parts and the implants are stable and comfortable. They also help improve your appearance by stopping bone shrinkage while preserving your natural teeth.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay may qualify for dental implants. Your dentist will evaluate your oral and overall health to determine whether dental implants are an option for you.

Why choose dental implants?

There are several reasons you should consider a dental implant. Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older prematurely. There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Dental implants can last a lifetime.

Will I be able to chew the same as my natural teeth?

Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to natural teeth.

Will my new teeth look natural?

When dental implants are combined with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort, and function will likely exceed your expectations. They look like natural teeth.