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Carolina Center for Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Mayur Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

When it comes to your smile, we want you to be informed. If your question isn't addressed below, or if you would like further details, we are only a phone call away. We want you to feel fully informed because your smile is a valuable asset in every aspect of life.


Besides our friendly and professional staff, Dr. Mayur Patel is a specialist, meaning he has studied beyond standard general dentistry. This includes additional years of training and residency education to earn this distinction and certification.

For you and your family, that means all the dentistry you have come to expect but with bonuses!

As a prosthodontist in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Dr. Patel specializes in restoring your oral health and your smile. For these reasons, we have our own on-site laboratory, which allows us to oversee your restorations and have a direct hand in their creation. Our lab means we rely less on outside labs to meet our specifications and standards—we can set and meet our own! Our personal lab also allows us to complete complex treatment plans in a timelier fashion.

We also offer laser dentistry to give patients easier dental surgeries with improved healing times and predictable results.

What sets us apart is our commitment to patient satisfaction, friendly team, skilled prosthodontist, attention to detail, and comfort technologies.

For Dentistry with a Difference, Contact Our Dental Team Today

We are always happy to welcome new patients and families into our prosthodontic practice. And we welcome people from all locations, including our neighbors in Charleston, Goose Creek, Isle of Palms, and Ladson.

General Dentistry

At your first visit, you’ll turn in your patient paperwork and any requested information at the front desk, where you’ll be greeted warmly by a friendly team member. We will also review and discuss your health history to understand all of your health issues.

Dr. Mayur Patel and his team will also take their time with you, learning about your smile goals and how we can help you achieve them. We’re a different kind of practice because we enjoy getting to know our patients, and we promote friendly conversations that contribute to these relationships.

Your prosthodontist in Mt. Pleasant will also perform a comprehensive examination that includes:

  • Thorough tooth, gum, and jaw check
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Blood pressure check
  • Periodontal check and recording
  • New digital x-rays to look below the surface

We may also provide teeth cleaning if time allows and your schedule is free. Then we create a global plan that addresses your unique oral health needs and goals. Dr. Mayur also wants to hear from you—your questions and concerns.

Schedule Your First Dental Appointment with a Caring Team

Whether you’re looking to establish dentistry in the area or have not visited the dentist in a while, we want to welcome you. Reach out to a helpful staff member to get started today.

Dental Implants

Many adults suffer from tooth loss or need a dental extraction at some point in their lives. Fortunately, dental implants in Mt. Pleasant, SC have become a treatment option for many patients who are missing one or more teeth and want a stable and permanent solution. With implants, you can eat, smile, and laugh without fear or embarrassment that your denture may slip or click.

A dental implant is made from medical-grade titanium, used for decades in surgeries and dental implant technology. The implant itself is actually a replacement titanium tooth root that stands in for the missing root.

Your prosthodontist, Dr. Mayur Patel, surgically implants this root and allows an integration period—several months for the root to bond with your bone. When integration is complete, you’re ready for your replacement tooth.

We can use four to six implants to secure a denture to the jaw for those with more substantial tooth loss, which means fewer implants but the same fixed stability.

If you’re considering dental implants, we start you with a consultation, including an exam and health history. Dr. Patel wants to be sure that implants are the best option for you.

For More on Dental Implants, Contact Our Prosthodontic Office

Restoring smiles is our specialty. If you’re ready to get started, we look forward to hearing from you.

The implant (prosthetic tooth root) is surgically inserted into the jawbone in the area where a tooth is missing, and a dental crown is constructed to act as the visible portion of the tooth. Dental implant surgery is usually less painful than having a tooth surgically extracted.

However, after placing your dental implant, we cover it with gum tissue, allowing it to heal and integrate with the bone over several months. While the healing and integration occur, your prosthodontist in Mt. Pleasant provides a temporary replacement tooth for aesthetics.

When integration is complete, we uncover it and attach an abutment to the post, followed by a dental crown. A dental crown feels, looks, and acts like a natural tooth—right down to the way you care for it. Simply brush, floss, and visit your prosthodontist for regular checkups and professional teeth cleanings.

If you want to replace all your teeth, ask Dr. Patel about implant-supported dentures in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Implant dentures anchor your smile to prevent clicking and slippage.

For Dental Implants Near Me, Contact Our Office

Our goal is to provide you with a full, functioning smile that you can be proud of. If you would like to arrange a consultation, a friendly staff member can get you started today.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

If you have missing teeth, chances are you’ve thought about tooth replacement. This is an important step to take because a full smile provides bite function and allows you to feel confident when being with friends and colleagues.

At Carolina Center for Restorative Dentistry, we offer a range of options for restoring your smile, and our prosthodontist has advanced training in this area as well.

Remember, a complete set of teeth improves your confidence, but it also increases the longevity of your remaining natural teeth by eliminating the stress when they are taxed to do all the work of chewing.

Dr. Mayur Patel offers:

  • Dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges

We use modern materials and technologies when fabricating dentures and partials. We also have an on-site lab that allows us to oversee your restorations. Whether you’re looking for dentures or dental implants—or in some cases a combination of treatments—we can help. And don’t forget to ask Dr. Patel about implant-supported dentures and bridges. This combines modern dental implants with time-tested prosthetics. You’ll never again have to worry about clicking or rocking dentures.

For Tooth Replacement in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Contact Us

We provide a consultation to help you better understand your tooth replacement options and how they can work for your smile.

Dental Emergencies

If you haven’t been to a dental office in a while, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Today’s dentistry is faster than ever before, and procedures are virtually pain-free.

At Carolina Center for Restorative Dentistry, your Mt. Pleasant, SC dentist and his entire team are highly trained to make each of your visits as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Besides training, we are a friendly and hospitable team that naturally makes patients feel at home.

In our dental office, we also have various options to help you relax if you need extra reassurance, including:

  • Topical anesthesia
  • New local anesthetics
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral sedation

Your sedation dentist in Mt. Pleasant, SC can use one or more of these options to provide the right sedation for you—some patients need a little relaxation, and others don’t want to remember their procedure.

Aside from dental anxiety, sedation is ideal for patients who are undergoing multiple treatments.

Your dentist goes over your sedation and anesthesia options with you, takes a health history for advanced options like oral sedation, and helps you choose the best option for your needs.

Contact Us, for Sedation Dentistry in Mt. Pleasant

If you have questions about sedation and anesthesia, contact our dental team today.

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