Do you have missing or badly damaged teeth? Dental implants can transform your smile and change your life.
Smiles for Life Dental Care is the top destination for implant dentistry in Greater Harrisonburg, VA. Our dentists are implant experts.
Start your implant journey today by scheduling a consultation at one of our offices in Bridgewater or Staunton, VA...
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
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Are Patients Who Choose Dental Implants Happy with Their Results? Absolutely!
Discover Dental Implants
Artificial Tooth Roots
Implants are titanium posts that replace the roots of your natural teeth.
Anchored in Your Jawbone
Our dentists will surgically insert implants into your jawbone. Over time, the biocompatible titanium will fuse with your bone and become a permanent part of your anatomy.
See How Implants Are Placed
One of Our 5-Star Reviews
"Thanks for the personal care from all the staff, nurses, and Dr. Joe McIntyre. They walked me through the whole process. Everything went smoothly. They made themselves available in the evening so I did not have to miss any work for my dental implant treatment." Avery Q.
"It Will Change Everything"
What Is Jawbone Atrophy?
Many patients don't realize the full consequences of tooth loss. Besides the obvious effects (like a gapped smile and a reduced ability to chew), the loss of natural teeth also leads to jawbone atrophy.
When a tooth is lost, that tooth no longer stimulates the jawbone. As a result, the nearby bone tissue begins to weaken and shrink. This can lead to additional tooth loss and an aged, sunken, and unhealthy facial appearance.
Because traditional bridges and dentures don't replace the roots of teeth, they do nothing to address this deterioration process. Only dental implants integrate with the bone and replicate the stimulation of natural tooth roots.
The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline
Interested in Dental Implants?
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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.
It's easy to schedule a consultation at our offices in Staunton and Bridgewater. You can request an appointment time through our online form, or you can simply give us a call.
Call Us: (540) 828-2312
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Dental Implant Candidacy To Qualify for Dental Implants, You Should:
Have Sufficient Bone Tissue
Substantial jawbone tissue is required to support dental implants. If you have suffered jaw atrophy, you may need to undergo dental bone grafting before receiving implants.
Be in Good Oral & Overall Health
Oral health issues such as periodontal disease should be resolved before dental implant treatment. Because conditions like diabetes can increase the risk of complications, they should be under control before treatment.
Smoking can increase your risk of serious complications because it impairs your body's ability to heal. You will need to refrain from smoking before surgery and during recovery. Ideally, you should plan to break the habit permanently.
We Use Several Methods to Improve Treatment Outcomes
We provide the Harrisonburg area with advanced dentistry in a warm, friendly setting. Our offices are equipped with:
- 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.
- CEREC®: This computer-aided design and manufacturing unit lets our dentists create natural-looking, sturdy restorations in a single appointment.
- 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.
Sedation Dentistry for Your Comfort
If the idea of surgery is stopping you from considering dental implants, don't worry. We offer sedation options:
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral conscious medication
- Intravenous (IV) sedation
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.
All-on-4 Dental Implants A Groundbreaking Solution for Complete Tooth Loss
If you are missing a complete arch of teeth, the All-on-4 approach might be right for you. With this innovative method, Drs. McIntyre and Whiting can attach a durable, natural-looking denture to only four implants.
With the All-on-4 approach, two posterior implants are placed at an angle in the jawbone, maximizing contact with remaining tissue. This allows the denture to be supported by fewer implants, and it also means that patients who have suffered a small degree of bone atrophy can qualify for the treatment without preparatory bone grafting.
"I am grateful."
It’s not much but I would recommend Dr. Joe McIntyre to anyone who is in need of oral surgery or dental implant procedures. His staff was very professional and he took the time to explain the procedure during my consultation.View on Google
Five stars are easy to give when the quality of care and expertise reach the levels I have always received from Dr. Mac and each of his staff. For over 20 years they have been helping me care for my teeth. I am grateful, blessed and fortunate to live in their are of dental practice! Many thanks-I barely felt a thing today!View on Google