Over the past 35 years I have been practicing dentistry one of the things that I have often noticed in my patients and myself is lower dentures. Many patients don’t wear their dentures or partials because they don’t like food getting under them or jut the feel of something forward in your mouth – if this sounds like you – why not consider implants. Implants are placed quickly, painlessly, very affordable and very successfully– to learn more about this and other health issues – go to ADC45.com and click on health matters.
The smile needs to be fully functional in order for patients to smile with confidence, speak properly, and enjoy their favorite foods. When patients are faced with tooth loss or extraction, they need to speak to a dental professional about ways of rejuvenating and restoring the smile so that it can provide proper benefits. While dental bridges and dentures are ways to repair the smile, they may not be for everyone. Patients who would rather have a permanent replacement and who have a healthy smile may be better candidates for dental implants.
Dental implants can restore the area where teeth are missing. Dr. William Virtue or Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor of Virtue Dental Care places the implant, which acts as a tooth root and it can be restored with a dental crown. This acts as a replacement tooth that restores efficiency in an attractive and permanent manner.
Dental implants are not removable like dentures are, and they provide a stunning replacement for natural teeth. Dental implants are known for lasting many years, even a lifetime, when patients routinely visit their dentist for examinations and cleanings. Drs. William Virtue and Mary Katherine Taylor are general dentists in the Yadkinville area who can ensure patients’ new restorations last as long as possible.
Patients who are appropriate candidates for this procedure are those with enough bone structure to hold the implant in place. Patients must also be free from tooth decay and periodontal disease to ensure the success of the treatment. The process can take several weeks, as the implants must be held in place with bone that grows around it and fuses to it during the process of osseointegration. This is important for the strength and stability needed for the implant to function properly as a natural tooth replacement.
If you live in or around the Yadkinville community and are curious about dental implants and other tooth restoration solutions, now is the time to book an appointment at Virtue Dental Care. We recommend patients speak with a caring, professional to determine what solutions are best for their specific needs and desires.
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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.