Smiles For Life

New Teeth in a Day
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 Teeth in a Day 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 at our Harrisonburg, VA, office... 

Transform Your Smile & Oral Health

Durability

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.

Stability 

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:

multiple missing teeth
Missing Teeth 

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.

multiple decayed teeth
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.

knocked out teeth
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.

Most patients who qualify for implants can receive Teeth in a Day...

To Receive Dental Implants, You Must:

Have Sufficient Bone Tissue

Before recommending implants, your dentist will assess the health and stability of your jaw. Since dental implants rely on surrounding tissue for support, you may need a bone graft if your jawbone has atrophied.

Be in Good Health

Oral health issues, such as gum disease, and health concerns, such as diabetes, can affect the success of your implants. Be sure to discuss your full medical and dental history with our team during your initial implant consultation.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking and other tobacco use can significantly increase the chance of complications after implant surgery. For this reason, we strongly recommend quitting the habit at least a few months before your procedure.

Still not sure about Teeth in a Day?

Zirconia Bridges Offer Unrivaled Strength and Cosmetics

Zirconia implant-supported bridges are one of the strongest and most natural-looking restorations available. Unlike traditional prostheses, zirconia bridges (also known as Prettau® bridges) are held in place by artificial tooth roots and made from an incredibly durable and lifelike material. Using the Teeth in a Day method, we can rebuild your smile with a stunning Prettau zirconia bridge in a single appointment.

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What does a Prettau bridge look like? 

Close-up of a Prettau Zirconia bridge

We Use State-of-the-Art Technology to Precisely Plan Your Treatment

Dental technology and monitor

At Smiles for Life, we incorporate innovative dental technology into all our dental implant procedures. When planning your implant treatment at our Harrisonburg office, our dentists use low-radiation digital x-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans to assess every aspect of your smile. This technology allows us to perform virtually every aspect of your dental implant treatment in our office. Often, we can create a digital simulation of your expected results, so you can feel confident about your decision to proceed with the procedure.

Hear about Jim's Implant Journey

  

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.

Receiving a Zirconia Implant-supported Bridge

woman smilingUndergoing 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 in Harrisonburg 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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