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4.9 Stars | 490 Reviews

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Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

Can Dental Implants Work for You?

Take this 15-second quiz to see if dental implants are right for you!
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“I love Smiling Now”

Before dental implants, this patient couldn’t eat his favorite foods, and he was self-conscious about smiling. After dental implant treatment with Smiles for Life, he can eat whatever he wants and smile with confidence.
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The Smiles for Life Difference

Transforming Smiles, Changing Lives: Experience the Smiles for Life Difference!

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Multiple Implant Solution

Our experienced dentists offer various implant solutions beyond traditional options such as All-on-4® and snap in dentures, for quick and efficient restoration of your smile.

Technology and Sedation

Our dental offices in Staunton and Bridgewater, VA provide top-quality implant surgery using advanced dental technology. We also offer sedation dentistry for patient comfort.
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Interested in Dental Implants?

To Qualify for Dental Implants, You Should:

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Equipped with the latest Technology

To Improve Treatment Outcomes
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Soft Tissue Lasers

Laser dentistry allows us to treat gum tissue without a scalpel, providing patients with a faster, more comfortable recovery.

Low-Radiation X-Rays

These high-resolution images allow us to diagnose oral health issues and precisely plan your implant procedure.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner:

We use this technology to plan your implant treatment, assess areas of bone loss, and determine whether you need a bone graft or other preparatory procedure.

Trios Scanner and Itero Scanner:

The Itero and Trios scanners take images of your teeth so that we can have a certified lab make us a 3D model. We take these special scans when making All-On-4, Snap-ins, Traditional Dentures, and orthodontic planning.
Although our dental offices are incredibly modern, we maintain a homey, intimate atmosphere by providing patients with fresh muffins, warm blankets, and individualized care.

The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

When you visit our dental offices for an initial consultation, we will use our state-of-the-art 3D CT scanner to capture incredibly detailed images of your jaw
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Consultation and Planning

When you visit our dental offices for an initial consultation, we will use our state-of-the-art 3D CT scanner to capture incredibly detailed images of your jaw. Our doctors will analyze these images to determine your candidacy for implants and plan your surgery.
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Preparatory Procedures

Some patients require preparatory bone gradfting to qualify for implant surgery. You may require dental bone grafting if your jawbone has deteriorated due to tooth loss. We can perform this procedure at our offices in Bridgewater and Staunton.
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Implant Placement

On the day of your implant surgery, our dentists will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. We also have sedation options available for anxious patients. Once you are comfortable, our doctors will create small incisions in your gums and insert each titanium implant directly into the jaw. We can place a temporary restoration right away, so you will walk out of our office with a full and functional smile.
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Osseointegration

Once the implants are in place, a healing period of four to six months is required for the titanium to fuse with the jawbone. This process is known as osseointegration.
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Abutments

After osseointegration has taken place, a second minor procedure is required for our dentists to attach abutments to the implants. Abutments are small connector pieces that attach the dental restorations to the implants. After the abutments are attached to the implants, a second healing period is required for the gums to heal around the abutments.
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Implant Placement

Finally, you will return to our Harrisonburg-area offices one more time so we can attach your permanent crown, bridge, or denture. We use lifelike restorations that look just like natural teeth. You will leave this appointment with a functional, healthy-looking smile.

Take the First Step

Request Your Consultation
Dental implants are arguably the most life-changing treatment available in modern dentistry. If you are ready to dramatically boost your confidence, dental health, and quality of life through implant treatment, schedule a consultation with our Harrisonburg-area dentists today.
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Sedation Dentistry For Your Comfort

If the idea of surgery is stopping you from considering dental implants, don’t worry. We offer sedation options

Using sedation during your implant surgery can help you feel relaxed and minimize any pain during treatment, allowing you to get the dental care you need even if you suffer from dental anxiety.

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Meet The Team

Experience dental care backed by expert and compassionate dentists. Trust in the skill and empathy of our dental professionals.

Our Smiles for Life Patients Know

That They Can Rely On Us
Linda Clague
5/5

Alex, . Morgan, and Dr Geo are very personable and professional. I felt very relaxed the entire visit.I especially appreciated Dr. Geo's careful mouth and teeth exam. They explained everything step by step and allowed time for questions.

Mclatt
5/5

On my first visit I meet Becky, we sat down and talked about everything they do there and she allowed me to tell her about my issues with my teeth and she felt that they could help me with my problem. This is the first time I have ever been able to explain, in detail, about my past and present experiences with my dental problems. She made me feel very comfortable in taking about my care and what I would like to have done with my denture issue's. I have set up my next appointment to have x-rays done and feel very good about that! I'm looking forward to my visit and what they have to say about fixing my problem .

Dolly Kite
5/5

My dad had the appt there at the office for a broken tooth. They worked him in and made the experience as pleasant as possible for an 86 year old man. I appreciate the care, understanding and patience for him. Great visit! Great Doctor!!

beverly morris
5/5

I go to smiles for life I can't thank them enough for there kindness and caring I really like Dr Geo there all awesome but he's my favorite ♥️ they are all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable just like one big Happy family

Lynn Reedy
5/5

The best staff !! The most friendly staff of any dentist office I have ever been too. Dr Geo is the best. Super friendly. Recommend this dentist office to any one especially if you have a fear of dentist (as I myself ).

Warren Wise
5/5

Just had my first visit with Dr. Whiting at Smiles for Life in Bridgewater. My welcome to the office was warm and inviting. The dental assistant was professional, proficient, and very gentle. Dr.Whiting is very good at explaining problems he saw with my teeth and outline options for addressing those problems.

Jennifer Harper
5/5

Cathy Batton is an amazing hygienist and is so gentle but very thorough. She is very kind, and I am always happy to see her when I go to the dentist! She makes going to the dentist more fun!

Sandy Miller
5/5

I love Cathy!! She does a great job and is always very personable and professional. Give her a raise!! 😊 Everyone at Smiles for Life is great! If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them.

Smile Like Never Before with a Set of Dental Implants

The perfect time is now, to take control of your smile and freshen up your look! With a set of dental implants, you can upgrade your smile like never before. Claim the confidence you deserve today with a lasting dental solution that will make you grin from ear to ear!
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