Patients considering porcelain veneers often have a lot of questions. Are veneers natural-looking? Can I benefit from porcelain veneers? How long do veneers last? Yadkinville, North Carolina area dentists are pleased to provide solutions such as veneers for patients considering cosmetic and restorative treatments. Both Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor of Virtue Dental Care can assist you in further understanding the advantages of veneers with the below frequently asked questions. What are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of ceramic bonded directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are ideal for correcting several cosmetic … Continue reading
At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, North Carolina, we welcome patients of all ages, including children. We proudly offer holistic dental care for our youngest patients to ensure that all treatments performed are safe and effective. Holistic dentistry for children is not provided by every dental practice in the area, which is what sets us apart from the rest! We work closely with children and parents to provide holistic care that meets their needs. What is holistic dentistry? It is vital to understand what holistic dentistry is and why it is integral to one’s oral health needs. Holistic dentistry is an approach to dental … Continue reading
When it comes to dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers, porcelain is often the best material to use. Porcelain can be made to match the color of the patient’s teeth while also providing a restoration that looks and feels like natural tooth enamel. However, in traditional dental practices in the Yadkinville, North Carolina area, patients may find that obtaining these may take some time. This is because many practices utilize an outside ceramist to fabricate the final restoration. At Virtue Dental Care, we can help speed up the process with our CEREC technology. CEREC restorations are made right in the office … Continue reading
At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, North Carolina, Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor treat patients who want to improve their smile and help them get the smile they have always dreamed of. We understand that looking your best is important for self-esteem, professional success, and establishing healthy habits such as good oral hygiene. With our help, patients can obtain cosmetic dental services that can enhance the smile’s appearance and help restore confidence. What cosmetic dentistry procedures are available at Virtue Dental Care? We offer several cosmetic dental procedures so you can choose which one feels right for you: … Continue reading
Like many professions, the field of dentistry has a wide variety of practitioners that believe in different dental care approaches, and it can be difficult to find a dentist that aligns with your needs and preferences. At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, Dr. William Virtue and Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor are holistic dentists that provide preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatment options that are designed to not only maintain your oral health but also preserve your whole body health and well-being. Biological dentistry: a different approach to dental care Most dentists focus on providing treatment options that fix one problem at … Continue reading
“Ozone” became a household term in the latter part of the 20th century as people frequently talked about the ozone layer in the earth’s atmosphere. But that same type of molecule—composed of three oxygen atoms—has actually been used for over a century in medical applications. At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, our team of holistic dentists uses this gentle and versatile therapy to help prevent and treat a variety of issues with the teeth and gums. The health benefits of ozone Ozone is composed of three oxygen molecules and acts as a powerful oxidant. While we typically hear about “anti-oxidants” … Continue reading
At Virtue Dental Care, we take pride in helping our Yadkinville area patients to not only benefit from healthy, disease-free teeth and gums but also beautiful smiles that they are proud to show off to others. We provide a wide array of cosmetic dentistry options at our dental office, ranging from professional tooth whitening to complete smile makeovers. How can cosmetic dentistry enhance my smile? “Cosmetic dentistry” is a broad term that encompasses many types of treatments designed to improve your smile’s appearance. Nearly everyone has something they’d like to change about their smile! You may benefit from cosmetic dentistry … Continue reading
Platelet-rich therapy is a promising and revolutionary field with many possible applications in dentistry. There are two types of platelet-rich therapies for faster recovery after dental procedures – platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). The Difference Between Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) Even though Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) are a little similar, there are also differences between them: Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP). It is an innovative technique of tissue regeneration promoting healing in different dental procedures, including oral surgeries. It is especially effective for older patients. It can be used for dental implants, extracting teeth, … Continue reading
Dental restoration is the type of treatment where the goal is to restore the function and aesthetics of the damaged tooth. It is a standard part of dental care and a great way to maintain a beautiful smile. In addition, it also improves general wellbeing and self-confidence. If you are looking for restorative dental care in Yadkinville, NC, here is a list of benefits of restorative dentistry you should know about: Dental Restorations Look Natural Dental fillings, implants, and crowns look natural and blend with other teeth, so no one can tell you had dental work done. Dental Restorations Allow … Continue reading
Cosmetic dentistry often brings up visions of a beautiful smile and perfect teeth. Although cosmetic dental procedures do restore your smile, they have so much more to offer. At Virtue Dental Care in Yadkinville, NC, we offer cosmetic dentistry services that can protect your oral health, improve tooth function, improve speech, and preserve your jawbone as well, as enhance your smile. Who Can Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry? Anyone who has imperfections in their teeth can benefit from cosmetic dentistry treatments. These imperfections include: Chipped or cracked teeth Crooked teeth Stained teeth Misaligned teeth Missing teeth Chips, cracks, and missing teeth … Continue reading
Virtue Dental Care - General & Mercury-Free Dentistry
William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.
Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT
Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.