Everyone deserves a healthy and attractive smile regardless of age or personal circumstance.  We’ll always treat you like family and adjust your treatment to a pace that’s comfortable for you.


Ask about our financial options and see how we can help to maximize your insurance benefits and make the dental care you need fit into your budget.


Our staff is constantly evaluating the materials, technologies, and techniques we use to make sure you’re getting the absolute best quality modern dentistry can provide.

Meet Dr. Contratto

meet_dr_contratto“When I started Cheaha Family Dentistry, I wanted to create a place where people felt at home. I want them to feel that they’re getting treated with the same quality care, honesty, convenience, and affordability that I’d extend to my own family.”

– Dr. Ben Contratto, Dentist/Owner

Born and raised in Florida, Dr. Ben Contratto moved to Alabama in 2000 and graduated from Troy State University with a B.S. in Chemistry before moving on to earn his DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham. Contratto has been practicing in Talladega since 2012 when he transitioned into the long-established practice of Dr. Tony McKinney.  Dr. Contratto completes numerous continuing education courses each year to keep up to date on the latest dental treatments and technologies.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, Birmingham District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and Alabama Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Contratto and his wife, Erin, have two children, David and Juliet. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Contratto enjoys woodworking, playing Ultimate Frisbee, fishing, and spending time with his family outdoors.

What We Do

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

We practice all aspects of dentistry to provide you with the service you need to obtain great oral health, including fillings, crowns, root canals, and extractions.

Preventative Treatment

Regular cleanings and screenings are the key to avoiding more costly and painful problems in the future.

Short-Term Orthodontics

Metal braces are no longer the only way to get a beautiful, straight smile.  We’re happy to offer our patients options to get the healthy, aligned smile they deserve.

Restorative Dentistry

Unfortunately, not all tooth loss can be prevented. Whether it’s just one tooth or multiple teeth, we have options to give our patients back their complete smile and ensure optimal health.

Schedule Your Appointment

To schedule your next appointment, either give us a call or fill out the contact form.  Let us know what day and time you would like your appointment to be scheduled for and we will let you know if we have an opening.