Even with regular dental exams and care, it’s tough to get through life without some dental damage. Fortunately, your Murrells Inlet restorative dentist, Dr. John Miller, has over three decades of experience repairing problems like broken teeth, decayed teeth, and even missing teeth using dental restorations. Trust us for your dental repair, and we can help you:
- Smile with confidence again
- Eat a wider variety of delicious and nutritious foods
- Look younger, healthier, and more successful
- Improve your overall oral health
Call The Smile Center today to find out more about our restorative dentistry services: 843-491-5353. Our office is conveniently located at 4539 Hwy. 17 Bypass S. – next to Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church. Don’t forget to ask about saving on your care with our in-house membership plan.
Fix Decayed Teeth & Improve Your Smile
Our team uses digital imaging and handheld technology called DIAGNOdent to find cavities in their earliest stages. Then we will clean out the decay and use sturdy tooth-colored fillings to repair the damage. In some cases, we may even be able to use air abrasion technology to remove the decay without anesthesia.
Left untreated, dental decay can get into the center of your tooth, rotting it from the inside out. A root canal will then be needed to repair your tooth. We use rotary endodontics that make root canal procedures quicker, easier, and more predictable. This equipment is also much quieter than manual instruments. Once the tooth is cleaned out, Dr. Miller will use the Thermafil technique to fill the “canals” of your teeth.
Protect Your Oral Health With a Custom Restorative Dentistry Plan
As with any of our dental services, we’ll take your smile goals, your lifestyle, and your budget into account when we create a plan to restore your teeth. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need to make the right choice, and we’ll never push a solution on you.
Your restorative dentist uses multiple treatments to repair broken or cracked teeth, depending on the severity of the damage. A dental veneer can fix a minor crack or break. For more serious breakage, a dental crown will cover and protect your entire tooth.
To replace missing teeth, your options may include:
Some of these restorations can be used together. For instance, many patients appreciate the more secure fit of dentures supported by dental implants. We will take images of your jaw using our 3D CT scanner to help plan the best solution for your smile.
Stay Comfortable During Restorative Treatment
To keep you comfortable, we’ll numb you with local anesthesia for many restorative dentistry procedures. We’ll use a computerized system called The Wand® to precisely administer your anesthesia, eliminating the initial sting and residual numbness following your procedure. No more waiting hours before you can feel your face!
We also offer dental sedation to ease your nerves. Choose either inhaled sedation with laughing gas or oral sedation in pill form. Either will calm your nerves and help you get the dental care your smile needs to look its best.