Let Us Restore Your Smile to Optimal Oral Health
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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?
What is an alternative to dental inlays & onlays?
When would a root canal be recommended?
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!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ
Besides teeth whitening trays, are there any other teeth whitening options?
When should I consider dental bonding?
What are common reasons to consider dental veneers?
Lumberton, NC, 28358
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