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Dr. William E. Virtue DDS, NMDRating : 5
Yadkin County is fortunate to have a professional dentist such as Dr. William Virtue. He and his longtime staff are dedicated, caring, and truly like their profession and each other.
My dentist retired and Dr. Virtue was recommended for my husband, daughter, and me. We've been life long satisfied patients. He's up on the latest dentistry and he is state of art equipment. The staff is knowledgeable and efficient. Through the years he has done braces, retainers, crowns, veneers, fillings, and the girls have cleaned and polished. My daughter is 35 and never had a cavity. Now I'm in my “Golden Years” he's still looking after me. We began in 1982 and plan to spend a lifetime with him. I recommend him highly. Dr. Virtue makes me proud to smile again. Thanks!
~ Velma Shugart
CEREC Porcelain CrownsDo you need a crown? Now you can get one without having to experience the messy impressions, wear a temporary crown for weeks, and lose time from work for multiple office visits. With the CEREC method, Dr. Virtue can make your crown in a single office visit - and you can watch it being made!
CEREC is a state-of-the-art reconstruction technique that is perfect for busy patients who like their treatment completed in the minimum amount of time but who want the highest quality of work. Crowns, onlays, and inlays made through the CEREC process are beautiful, all porcelain, durable, and long lasting. They are done quickly and easily in the office and do not require you to go weeks waiting for your permanent restorations!
CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a technologically advanced way for general dentists to create their own restorations for patients at their practice. It uses CAD/CAM technology to get a digital impression of a patient's tooth to make an accurate, precision crown, onlay, inlay or other restoration that can be placed immediately. It saves time and money for the patient, and eliminates the middleman: the laboratories. Not every dental center has the ability to make same-day restorations, but Virtue Dental Care does!
Dr. Virtue is able to match the shape and size of the restoration needed for the patient, along with accurately creating restorations that match the color of the existing teeth. This allows the new restoration to blend in seamlessly with the patient's smile, looking natural and beautiful while being effective and addressing the dental concern quickly and easily.
If you are interested in learning how you can benefit from same day cosmetic dental restorations, call Virtue Dental Care and schedule an initial consultation appointment. Dr. Virtue and his staff will be happy to explain the ways that CEREC can make your cosmetic and general dentistry faster and more efficient than ever before!
Inlays and OnlaysAt Virtue Dental Care, we believe in providing mercury-free dental care and focusing on biological dentistry. We take into consideration a patient's overall health and well-being, and don't just focus on the oral health and hygiene. This requires us to have alternative ways to address fillings instead of using silver amalgam. Many times, we turn towards the use of inlays and onlays.
Inlays and onlays are porcelain and are custom made for the patient's tooth. They look completely natural, beautiful, and help improve the integrity and structure of the patient's natural tooth. Others will not know that patients have fillings or have had tooth decay in the past, as inlays and onlays are made to blend in and provide a cosmetic appeal.
Inlays and onlays are used most when teeth near the back of the mouth have experienced decay in the area where the teeth have a natural indentation. Dr. Virtue will take a picture of the patient's tooth, and will use his in-office CEREC machine to mill an inlay or onlay during the patient's same appointment. Many dental offices have to send out their molds to have an outside laboratory create a restoration, which can take weeks. Virtue Dental Care offers same-day restorations, which is a huge benefit for busy, active patients who don't have the time to schedule numerous dental appointments.
Inlays and onlays are strong, beautiful, and effective in improving a patient's tooth and his or her overall smile. They are a wonderful alternative to silver amalgam fillings, which can increase the risk for mercury toxicity. We believe in using biocompatible materials in our patients' mouths to reduce their risk for toxicity and medical conditions that can occur in conjunction with this.
At Virtue Dental Care, we consider both your oral and overall health when determining the best dental restorations for you. Call our practice today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Virtue and learn more about how we can use inlays, onlays, veneers, or other porcelain restorations to improve smiles, self-esteem, and confidence of our patients