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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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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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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

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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
LaDawn Knicely

Cathy is always amazing. She remembers personal care details about my visit each time which shows me that she is a great listener, she has heard me and follows through with such care.

Cathy Ryan

I had Dr. Whiting for the first time and the practice will be in excellent hands when Dr. McIntire retires in Sept. He was profesional yet had an engaging demeanor when interacting with me. What makes this practice exceptional is the support staff- the welcoming friendliness of the front desk and the business office personnel. In particular, I would like to give high praises to the dental technician, Faith. She is warm, engaging and puts you at ease. She educates you during the whole process and is extremely knowledgeable about the procedures. Without a doubt, this is the best dental practice in the Valley.

Howard Dean

Dr. Whiting and staff did an excellent job. They were respectful, professional, and very helpful during the process of getting some dental implants. They expedited my appointments to get my new teeth before Father’s Day. Very happy with the results!

Susan Hairston

Dr. Mac performed a small miracle for me yesterday during my appointment. I was having an issue with my temporary bridge and he squeezed me in with his other patients to fix it. He went to great lengths to help me and I am very grateful. Thank you SFL!!

Dottie Westhafer

I had every intention of shopping around before committing to the extensive dental work I needed. However, after visiting the practice and seeing how dedicated they were to making life changing improvement for their patients, I looked no further. It is a process, starting with evaluations, recommendations, x-rays and scheduling. Beginning with my first appointment I marveled at the kindness, care and professionalism I received. I was taken care of skillfully and gently as we began my transformation. Today, June 6, 2024, I left their office with a beautiful smile without discoloration, wear, and misaligned teeth, and I now have a corrected bite and completely restored teeth that I am proud to show. Dr. Geo is very caring and meticulous, striving to complete his work with skill and perfection. I’m so glad that I came to Smiles For Life.

Charles Kimbrough

Smiles for Life has taken care of my dentistry needs for the last 6 years or so. Other offices in the past have had difficult times fitting me in when I needed an appointment. That hasn’t been the case here. Today, I needed to reschedule my appointment for next Monday, and they had an opening today with Cathy Batton instead of my regular hygienist. Cathy does a great job with years of experience and has a way about her to make you feel comfortable.

Linda Clague

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.


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 .

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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