Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic dentistry is a popular way for patients to improve the appearance of their smiles. Many patients believe that they are unable to change what they were naturally born with. Thanks to improvements in dental technologies, materials, and techniques, patients of all ages can enjoy positive changes to their smiles. Patients can straighten, whiten, and improve the alignment of their teeth with all of the various cosmetic procedures and treatments available.
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Yadkinville, North Carolina dentist Dr. William Virtue discusses holistic dentistry. Hello and welcome to DCA TV I am your host Elika Jay and I am here today with Dr. William Virtue dentist at Virtue dental care. Dr. Virtue has dedicated his professional career to provide patients with the best of what dentistry has to offer with the higher standard of health and safety. Dr. Virtue practices mercury safe bio compatible dentistry in accordance with the highest standards of health and safety as outlined by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, which he was also the past president, the leading association of dental professional committed to biocompatible dental practices. We are delighted to speak to him today on a Few topics, which will give us clear idea of some of the common dental procedures. Welcome Dr. Virtue to DC TV and thank you for being on the show today.
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you. Today Dr. Virtue will enlighten on some of the common questions you may have for cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Virtue can you tell us what is cosmetic dentistry?
Well cosmetic dentistry a lot of times in the patient’s mind is the pre smile the front teeth they are looking at and obviously we want everything we do to be cosmetic. In our practice in any biological dental practice, we are not going to use any metals that we don’t have to so everything that we put in the front of the mouth or the back of the mouth, we want it to be beautiful and we want it to look like a tooth and in other words, if we restore a posterior tooth or a tooth at the back of the mouth, when I am done I want that tooth to look like it did when you were 6 to 8 years old, instead of having or showing metal or anything tarnished or not tooth coloured you might say.
Who is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
Well anybody really if you are concerned about bio compatible dentistry then that is a good candidate and anybody with missing or crooked teeth, stained teeth anybody with a whole lot of fillings in their font teeth that are stained or yellowed over the years that is an excellent opportunity to do cosmetic dentistry and as we get older you know our teeth wear and we have this 7 days a week and 365 days and we use them 24 hour a day and teeth wear and we don’t have anything and you know cars don’t last that long so long as we get older our teeth wear they crack and they break and that is where we will be able to come in and cosmetically restore these teeth.
Is cosmetic dentistry really worth the time and the cost?
You know everybody comes in the office with a different goal and what the patient is interested in accomplishing. That is a question we ask, and in aesthetic dentistry we focus on that. Some people just come in and say - hey look if it is broken or decayed I want it fixed. Some people don’t care what their smile looks like but more and more people are becoming conscious about the aesthetics and want to look more youthful and have the teeth looking like they did maybe 4 years ago.
How long will my new smile last?
Oh your new smile will last for years. I have patients who put veneers on 20 years ago and they look great. It depends on how well the patient cares for it too – if you are a grinder or you bruxer and you clench your teeth or rub them at night – you need a night guard. Those kinds of people broke their original teeth and they can break veneers and crowns. With proper care aesthetic dentistry can last 20 30 years without a problem.
Thank you so much for your time Dr. Virtue and for being with us today it was a pleasure. Thank you I appreciate it.
At Virtue Dental Care, we believe that a more beautiful smile can improve a patient's self-esteem and confidence. It can also contribute to a healthier smile. Drs. Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor provide cosmetic and general dentistry services to allow patients to attain the smiles of their dreams!
A cosmetic dentist utilizes services that can restore or rejuvenate a patient's smile. This includes providing patients the opportunity to whiten their teeth, straighten their teeth with orthodontics, and make drastic changes to their teeth with restorations such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Patients who are missing teeth can have dental implants, partial dentures, or dental bridges to bring their smiles back to their original glory. There are many ways that Drs. Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor can assist their patients in having a more beautiful, stunning smile, and patients are a consultation appointment away from learning more about cosmetic procedures.
Selecting a cosmetic dentist is simple. Drs. Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor’s practice is located conveniently in Yadkinville, North Carolina to assist area patients with making the changes they desire to their smiles. They understands that a beautiful smile can affect a patient not only emotionally, but also physically. It can transcend into a patient's personal and business relationships, and can improve a patient's overall well-being as well as his or her lifestyle.
If you are a patient who is considering cosmetic procedures to improve your smile, call the team at Virtue Dental Care today to schedule your initial consultation appointment with Drs. Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor. Drs. Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor and their staff would be happy to help you learn more about the services provided, as well as give you the knowledge you need to make a decision as to which treatments will offer the improvements and results that you desire.
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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.