Are you looking for a dental product that will replace your missing teeth permanently? If so, Dr. Alan J. White proudly offers dental implants in Staunton, Virginia, to give you exactly what you are looking for!
Dental implants are everlasting replacements for both your tooth and its root. They can give you the strong foundation you need in a tooth as well as improve many characteristics of yourself and your smile, including:
- Your appearance
- Your self-esteem
- Your oral heath
- Your comfort
- Your speech
Dental implants are also convenient and durable products that make eating, talking, and drinking much easier. The process of placing the implant does, however, take some time to complete. First, your dentist will place the implant post into the bone socket of your missing tooth. The bone will then need to heal around the post to secure it into place. Once the bone has healed, your dentist will attach another post that connects to the implant, which will eventually hold your replacement tooth. Then, your dentist will use our high-tech dental equipment to create your replacement tooth. When the tooth is ready, your dentist will place it onto the posts, which will complete the process of your new-and-improved smile!
For more information on dental implants, please give us a call!
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.