Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S.! We are proud to be your world class dentistry in the valley by having an enhanced, high-tech dental office that will help you feel safe and comfortable during your dental treatment. We are also thrilled to provide our comprehensive dental talents to you and your family members to help you reach you oral health goals! We are a big, happy dental family that is here to cater to your needs while also offering a family-like, low-key, and relaxed office atmosphere. We are not here to give you any pressure about your dental needs, and we love to joke around and have fun while we help you achieve a strong and dependable oral health.
Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? If so, Dr. Alan J. White has a way to replace those missing teeth without the need of surgery!
To do the job, we offer a dental bridge in Staunton, Virginia, to give you the permanent results you are looking for. A dental bridge is anchored by the remaining natural teeth that reside adjacent to the gap in your mouth. It is also made of dental crowns and false teeth. This is a great product that can:
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of place
- Provide the force you need in your bite
- Maintain the shape of your face
In order to place a dental bridge, we ask that you expect two visits to our practice. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the natural teeth on both sides of the gap by shaving their surfaces to allow room for the crowns. Then, he will make impressions of your teeth and will send them to a dental lab where your bridge will be created. When your bridge is ready, you will come back to our office to have the bridge placed. When the dentist finds the perfect fit, the bridge will be permanently cemented into your mouth.
To find out if a dental bridge is the right product for you, call our office today!
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The main reason for these grim statistics, is not because oral cancer is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late-when it is in its advanced stages. As your dentist, I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics one patient at a time. That’s why I recently invested in a new, advanced screening device that will enable me and my team to perform a detailed oral exam on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past. The device, which is called Identafi, is about the size of a power tooth brush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas in the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with our naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During your next hygiene examine will be performing a thorough Identafi examination and we will gladly answer any and all questions. If it has been a while since your last appointment, I recommend that you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.