Smiles For Life

Experience the Same Day Smile Treatment
with a Zirconia Bridge

For patients who are missing many teeth, the idea of ever having a healthy smile can seem impossible

At Smiles for Life, we offer Same Day Smile treatment using a zirconia bridge. This treatment allows patients with complex dental issues to completely restore the form and function of their smiles

Find out what makes this treatment a great option for many patients... 

Transform Your Smile & Oral Health


With proper care, your restoration can last a lifetime. ​Zirconia implant-supported bridges are designed to never chip, break, change color, or wear down. It is also naturally resistant to plaque and tartar and easy to maintain.

Improved Oral Health 

After losing teeth, the surrounding area of the jawbone will no longer receive proper stimulation, leading to jawbone recession. Since dental implants integrate directly with the jawbone, they provide regenerative signals that halt recession.

Natural Aesthetics 

The shade of zirconia used will be carefully chosen to ensure that your restoration blends seamlessly with your smile. Dental-grade zirconia also has a slight translucency that gives it an incredibly lifelike look and sheen.


Zirconia implant-supported bridges are held in place by small metal posts that have fused directly with the jawbone. As a result, you can enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your prosthesis will always remain firmly in place.

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When is an implant-supported bridge needed?

A Solution for Several Conditions:

Losing multiple teeth can jeopardize your oral health and lead to further tooth loss. A Prettau bridge is highly recommended because it replaces teeth from root to crown.

Widespread Decay

Decay can spread, taking over the majority of your smile. If most of the teeth in an arch are compromised, an implant-supported bridge may be the ideal solution.

Damage or Trauma

If you have suffered an injury that has broken several or most of your teeth, we may recommend a zirconia bridge to replace them and restore full function to your smile.

woman smilingIf you are seeking to replace an entire row of teeth with one of the strongest and most natural-looking restorations available, consider a zirconia implant-supported bridge. Unlike traditional prostheses, zirconia implant-supported bridges (also known as Prettau® bridges) are held in place by artificial tooth roots and made from an incredibly durable and lifelike material. Dr. Joe McIntyre, Dr. Dan Whiting, Dr. Kelsey Rockey, or Dr. Bryant Ash will explain the full benefits of zirconia implant-supported bridges during a personal consultation at our Bridgewater, VA, practice. Contact us today to learn more.


Jim has upper and lower permanent fixed bridges (also called All-on-4 or Same Day Smile). He was able to save significantly on his treatment by billing through Medicare and experienced awesome results with his health and confidence.
Close-up of a woman with a beautiful smile

Receiving a Zirconia Implant-supported Bridge

Undergoing treatment to receive a zirconia implant-supported bridge is a multi-step process. The first step is dental implants placement. An upper-arch Prettau® Bridge is supported with six dental implants, while a lower-arch version is supported with five. We will use 3-D computerized tomography (CT) scans to determine the best placement locations for your dental implants. After surgery, the implants will be left to heal so that they can completely fuse with the jawbone. When you return to our practice for the final phase of treatment, we will first ensure a proper fit before securing your zirconia implant-supported bridge firmly in place.

Smiles for Life 

The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
  • Compassionate Finance™
  • CareCredit®
  • LendingClub®
  • iCare Financial®
  • Smile Rewards 

To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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