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Ludgate Family Dentistry looks forward to giving you and your family a healthy smile! Located in Lumberton, NC, and serving surrounding communities, we provide superior dental care services with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. From veneers to dental implants, trust our dentists and staff to care for all of your dental needs.

Restorative Dentistry

Tooth Fillings

During your routine dental check-up, we take digital x-rays to diagnose any underlying disease. If you have a cavity or a small hole in the tooth, you need to get it repaired to maintain the tooth’s health. Ludgate Family Dentistry provides this procedure using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technology.

Our dentists will remove all areas of decay and replace them with a filling made of composite resin. Composite resin fillings have surged in popularity because their appearance perfectly matches the natural appearance of teeth.

Inlays & Onlays

Ludgate Family Dentistry offers inlay and Onlay procedures to restore the health of your tooth. Our dentists will remove the decay, then take an impression of the area to be restored. Then, the dental laboratory works from this impression to create a restorative inlay or onlay that perfectly fits the tooth. They are usually made out of porcelain or composite resin to match the tooth’s natural color.

Inlays cover one or more tooth surfaces, where onlays are used on the chewing surface of the tooth. The inlay or onlay is cemented securely into place for an incredibly durable, stable tooth restoration. Porcelain is the preferred restorative material; it is extremely strong and perfectly matches the patient’s natural tooth color.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a fantastic way to restore the health of your teeth effectively. Dental crowns maintain the aesthetic appearance of teeth by covering the entire visible surface of the tooth while adding significant reinforcement and protection to the tooth.

After removing all areas of decay, our dentists will take an impression of the tooth to be crowned and send it to a dental laboratory to create the crown.

Crowns can be made of composite resin, porcelain, or gold. Composite Resin and porcelain crowns are incredibly natural-looking, virtually indistinguishable from other teeth, making them an ideal choice for visible teeth. Gold crowns pose no risk of chipping and are useful when crowning back teeth.

Fixed Bridges

Ludgate Family Dentistry recommends a fixed bridge if you experience difficulty chewing and speaking, dental shifts, or if you have an undesirable sunken facial appearance due to missing a tooth or several teeth.

Fixed bridges can improve chewing and aesthetic appearance, restoring the smile with a more permanent solution than dentures. Bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Our dentists will take a mold of the gap where a tooth is missing and then send it to a laboratory to prepare a customized bridge.

Before inserting the bridge, the surrounding teeth are prepared. The bridge is set into place, and the artificial tooth is securely cemented to the adjacent teeth, restoring the attractive natural appearance and functionality of the tooth that was lost. If a resin-bonded bridge is chosen, the artificial tooth is secured utilizing a metal appliance that attaches to the backs of adjacent teeth.

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal can be a daunting experience. The dentists at Ludgate Family Dentistry keep our patients informed and comfortable throughout this procedure.

In a root canal, your dentist will remove the infected pulp and replace it with a rubber sealant. The tooth is then covered with a protective crown, which reinforces the tooth against future fractures and enhances the tooth’s appearance. Root canals have an extremely high success rate in saving teeth that would otherwise be lost to infection.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. They are surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone, and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges, or dentures.

Whether tooth implants or implant dentures, Ludgate Family Dentistry offers this procedure to candidates with healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.

Restorative Dentistry FAQ

Why should I get a tooth filling?

You should get a tooth filling when tooth decay has led to the development of a cavity, or small hole, in the tooth.

What is an alternative to dental inlays & onlays?

Crowns may be the only alternative when tooth decay is in advanced stages.

When would a root canal be recommended?

The inside of each tooth is filled with “pulp,” which carries the tooth’s blood supply and nerves. If bacteria gain access to the pulp through a fracture or deep cavity, the pulp may become infected, leading to pain and a risk of tooth loss.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

Revitalize your smile with our teeth whitening services! Ludgate Family Dentistry provides customized trays filled with a whitening gel and worn in the mouth for as little as one hour per day.

In as little as one week, this process can erase most stains from coffee drinking and tobacco, as well as tooth yellow associated with aging, producing a brilliant, bright smile!

Dental Bonding

Ludgate Family Dentistry offers superior dental bonding services. A dental bonding procedure is when a tooth-colored material, composite resin, is applied directly to the teeth’ enamel and shaped to correct the patient’s aesthetic concern. When exposed to a special ultraviolet light, the resin hardens into place.

Dental Veneers

Consider dental veneers if you are struggling with chipped, discolored, or stained teeth. Ludgate Family Dentistry offers dental veneer procedures. Dental veneers are a customized, wafer-thin material (also called porcelain laminates) that are cemented directly onto the tooth’, resulting in a natural appearance that covers any irregularities or aesthetic concerns.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

Besides teeth whitening trays, are there any other teeth whitening options?

There is also an in-office gel treatment that provides a faster result. Teeth whitening may not be an appropriate treatment for all stains. For hard-to-treat stains, porcelain veneers or crowns are a better option.

When should I consider dental bonding?

You should consider bonding if you have teeth that are chipped, discolored, uneven, stained, or gapped.

What are common reasons to consider dental veneers?

Teeth that are chipped, discolored, uneven, stained, gapped, out-of-proportion in relation to the mouth, crooked, or worn are reasons to consider veneers.
Schedule an appointment today!

Choose our dental team for you and your family’s dental needs! Contact us at 910-738-2473 to schedule an appointment today!

Ludgate Family Dentistry
4309 Ludgate St.
Lumberton, NC, 28358

Business Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 8 AM- 5 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM- 2 PM
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