at Luck Family Dental
No matter where you are on your dental health journey, the Fort Mill restorative dental team at Luck Family Dental is here to help. Whether you have a tooth that is badly infected, a cracked tooth that needs a crown, or a tooth that has fallen out, we have restorative options that will give you your smile back. Call us today to learn more about how we can refresh your smile.
Missing a tooth?
Improve Your Health and Confidence with Implants
Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth, so they need to be surgically inserted into your jaw bone. A good candidate for a dental implants will have healthy gums and adequate jaw bone to support the implant. To schedule a consultation with restorative dentist Dr. Luck and see if a dental implant is a good solution for you, give us a call today!
Restore Damaged, Decayed Teeth
with a Gentle Root Canal
Root canals are usually required if your tooth is seriously decayed and infected, but you can also benefit from a root canal if your tooth is cracked due to a slip and fall, car accident, or a hard hit in contact sports. Some signs that you may need a root canal are increased sensitivity, grayish color, persistent toothache and radiating jaw pain, or swelling of the cheek and face. If you notice any of these signs, give us a call today so we can help save your tooth and get you out of pain.
Protect Damaged Teeth
with Natural-Looking Dental Crowns
If you have a damaged or broken tooth, a dental crown from our Fort Mill restorative dentist can protect it from further damage. Our custom crowns are matched to the color of your natural teeth, so you can smile confidently after your treatment. Our Fort Mill dentist may suggest a crown to replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining, protect a weak tooth from fracturing, or to restore a fractured tooth. If you have a damaged tooth, give us a call today to see if a dental crown is the right option for you.
Missing Multiple Teeth?
Partial Dentures Can Restore Your Smile!
Partial dentures are used to replace one or several missing teeth in the mouth. This option is a good solution for missing teeth if patients don’t want a permanent replacement, or if their gums aren’t healthy enough to support an implant. If you have one or multiple missing teeth, give us a call today to discuss partial dentures and see how they can restore your smile.
Get Care for Damaged Teeth
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry
First and foremost, early intervention with restorative dental treatments can prevent further complications and save you both time and money in the long run. For example, getting a small cavity filled is much more affordable and fast than repairing a larger filling with a dental crown.
Restorative care can also eliminate pain, discomfort, and dental issues that interfere with your day-to-day life, such as difficulty chewing due to broken, infected, or missing teeth. Our restorative options will also improve the health and aesthetics of damaged teeth that make you feel self-conscious about your smile.
Finally, restorative dentistry allows you to feel confident and enjoy a carefree smile. Dr. Leah R. Luck focuses on both cosmetic and restorative results. Once your treatment is complete, your smile will look beautiful and natural, and your teeth will function perfectly.
Common Dental Issues
Repair Teeth with Restorative Treatment
Decayed, damaged, or broken teeth always require restorative treatment such as a filling, crown, or root canal therapy. Whether you have a deep cavity or your tooth has been damaged by oral trauma or teeth grinding, proper restorative care is necessary to prevent further complications and restore your bite. Without early intervention, you could end up with a much more serious oral health condition.
Missing teeth are also commonly treated with restorative dentistry. Whether you’ve lost your teeth due to periodontal disease, oral trauma, or uncontrolled decay, they need to be replaced to restore your ability to smile, bite, and eat properly. You can choose from a variety of different options for replacing your missing teeth, such as dental bridges, dental implants, and full or partial dentures. During your consultation, Dr. Luck will help you choose the treatment that’s right for your unique needs.
How sedation can help
Staying calm during restorative procedures
We understand that many patients may be nervous about getting restorative dental care. Even if it’s the best thing for your oral health, you might be afraid of the process. For this reason, we offer sedation dentistry during restorative procedures.
We use laughing gas to help our patients feel less anxious and more comfortable. During treatment with laughing gas, you will remain fully aware of your surroundings but you may feel “floaty” and disconnected from what’s happening around you.
This means you’ll feel less anxious and you won’t experience any pain or discomfort during your procedure. With sedation dentistry at Luck Family Dentalyou can get the restorative care you need without fear or anxiety.
What Happens If I Don’t Get
If you need restorative dental treatment, that means there’s already something wrong with your oral health. Whether you have a decayed tooth, damaged, missing tooth, or gum disease, there’s an active problem that needs to be treated to prevent it from worsening.
The last thing you want to do is leave an oral health problem untreated, this will only make the situation worse. Damaged teeth will only further deteriorate, crack or break entirely if you don’t repair them or cover them with dental crowns.
Decay can lead to infection which spreads to other teeth or through the bloodstream. If you have a missing tooth, you need to have it replaced or you will suffer from bone loss, shifting teeth, and changes to your face. If you don’t repair a tooth, you’ll be left with no other options but to extract it.
Are Restorative Treatments
Covered By Insurance?
Yes, preventative and restorative treatments are usually covered by dental insurance. Restorative treatments won’t be covered up to 100% like preventative treatments, but insurance policies commonly cover 50-80% of the procedure.
Minor restorative treatments like fillings may not be considered major dental work and are eligible for higher coverage. Contact your insurance provider directly to ask about what they cover and if there are any requirements you need to meet before your treatment.
At Luck Family Dental, we accept a variety of insurance plans and also offer financing options for patients without insurance, such as CareCredit and LendingClub. Contact our practice today at (803) 548-6370 to learn more about our restorative treatment options.
Do Restorative Treatments
Restorative treatment is not painful because we use anesthetic and sedation as necessary to put you at ease during the procedure. On the contrary, restorative treatments actually relieve pain.
If you’re suffering from a tooth infection, impacted tooth, dental trauma, or inflammation, this is likely to cause a significant amount of oral pain. Our priority is to relieve your discomfort as soon as possible.
Many patients mistakenly believe that treatments such as root canal therapy are extremely painful. While this may have been true before the advancements made in modern dentistry, this is no longer the case.
Root canals are no more painful than routine dental fillings! You’re more likely to be in pain from a tooth infection than from a restorative treatment. The first step in a root canal, known as a pulpectomy, will relieve all of your pain by removing the source of the infection.