Cosmetic Dentistry

Even if you have healthy teeth and gums, there may be certain aesthetic elements you wish to change about your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to enhance the appearance of your smile, delivering balance and uniformity.

Our cosmetic dentist, David Babb, provides several cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Beaufort, SC, practice.

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BENEFIT OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Many of our Beaufort, SC, dental patients have enjoyed the benefits of cosmetic procedures at our practice. Here are three of the top advantages this type of treatment has to offer.

Multiple Options Available

No matter what you wish to accomplish, there are several options available for you. Between whitening, veneers, dental bonding, and more, we can create a custom cosmetic plan just for you, based on your goals.

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Focus on Appearance

While restorative dentistry focuses on reestablishing health, the primary goal of cosmetic dentistry is enhancing the appearance of your smile. Our dentist is skilled and experienced in these types of procedures.

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Boost in Confidence

We all know that your smile is one of the first things others notice. A cosmetic dentist can dramatically improve your smile and boost your self-esteem, giving you the confidence to take on the world.

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Great experience with Dr. Babb and his staff. They worked me in for an emergency appointment. I could not be happier with my treatment.

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Conditions Addressed by Cosmetic Dentistry

Your cosmetic dentist can address a wide range of aesthetic conditions. Here are just a few of the issues that cosmetic dental care can correct.
 

Chips and Cracks

Chips, cracks, or craze lines not only compromise the integrity of the teeth, but they can also make your smile look jagged and unhealthy.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked, overlapped, or overcrowded teeth not only affect your oral health, but they also have a negative impact on your smile's appearance.

Gapped Teeth

Some individuals have gaps between the teeth. This is especially common between the two front teeth on the upper and lower jaws.

Aging Dental Restorations

Crowns or bridges that were placed many years ago can become darkened and stand out as they age. Your cosmetic dentist can help.

Dental Discoloration

Over time, environmental elements – like aging or consuming dark-colored foods and beverages – can darken and stain the teeth.

Missing Teeth

Whether you are congenitally missing teeth or have sustained tooth loss due to decay, gum disease, or trauma, it can take a toll on your confidence.

Dental Erosion

Normal wear and tear can eventually erode the enamel, making the teeth appear short, boxy, or misshapen.

Unattractive Metal Fillings

Years ago, silver amalgam fillings were the norm. Today, you can have old mercury fillings replaced with tooth-colored composite ones.
In order to be eligible for cosmetic dental care, you must have healthy teeth and gums, meaning you are free from extensive decay, periodontal disease, or other serious oral health issues. During a consultation at our Beaufort, SC, practice, Dr. Babb can determine your candidacy for this type of dental care.
In order to be eligible for cosmetic dental care, you must have healthy teeth and gums, meaning you are free from extensive decay, periodontal disease, or other serious oral health issues. During a consultation at our Beaufort, SC, practice, Dr. Babb can determine your candidacy for this type of dental care.
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David Babb, DMD, FICOI

If your smile is lackluster, consider what cosmetic dental care can do for you. Dr. Babb has completed extensive training in general dentistry and cosmetic care, and has the expertise to help you achieve the stunning smile you deserve.

At David P. Babb DMD, our dentist recognizes that every patient is unique. That’s why we personalize each treatment plan to fit the needs of the individual. No matter what your aesthetic or oral health goals may be, our experienced dental team can help. To schedule an appointment at our Beaufort, SC, dental practice, use our online form or give us a call at:

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Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

There are a number of dental procedures that fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella. Let’s explore some of the most popular aesthetic treatments provided by our dentist.

Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted ceramic shells that are attached to the front of one or more teeth. Veneers can conceal a variety of imperfections, including chips, cracks, dental discoloration, and misshapen teeth. This dental treatment typically requires just two office visits to David P. Babb DMD– one to prepare the teeth and take impressions, and another to bond the veneers in place.

Used in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns can be fabricated using a variety of lifelike materials. Our dentist uses high-grade medical ceramics and zirconia to craft natural-looking restorations. Crowns can conceal dental discoloration and strengthen weakened teeth. They can also be used to restore dental implants.

Dental experts worldwide and Dr. David Babb agree that dental implants are the most reliable, long-lasting tooth replacement option available today. Placed in the jaw to restore missing teeth roots, dental implants are crafted from medical-grade titanium. Once healed, they can support a variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Today’s bridges are fabricated using high-quality materials for aesthetically pleasing results. A dental bridge is used to replace consecutively missing teeth. This type of restoration consists of two dental crowns with artificial teeth, or pontics, in between them. Once bonded in place, bridges are a trusted way to complete your smile and re-establish dental function.

Stained or yellowed teeth can make even a healthy smile unattractive. Professional teeth whitening can transform your smile and deliver dazzling results. We offer both in-office and take-home whitening kits at our practice. Many patients combine teeth whitening with other cosmetic procedures for comprehensive results.

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Composite Dentistry

Tooth-colored composite resin has many uses in dentistry. In addition to filling teeth damaged by decay, it can also be used to conceal minor flaws like chips and cracks. Small or misshapen teeth can also benefit from dental bonding because the resin can increase the length or width of a tooth, making your smile look more balanced.

If You Feel Embarrassed about Your Smile,

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

1 in 5 low income adults say their mouth and teeth are in poor condition.

What should I expect during a consultation with my dentist?

Conditions Addressed by Cosmetic Dentistry

Your cosmetic dentist can address a wide range of aesthetic conditions. Here are just a few of the issues that cosmetic dental care can correct.
 

Extend the Benefits of Your Treatment Aftercare Tips

It’s important to follow these simple tips to maintain your beautiful results:

Good Oral Hygiene

Brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush twice a day to help prevent cavities and gum disease. You should also floss at least once daily.

Minimize Food or Drinks That Stain

To keep your smile brilliant, cut down on food and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee and red wine.

Avoid Tobacco Use and Smoking

Tobacco products, cigarettes and vaping can stain teeth quit easily leaving them discolored. 

Protect Your Teeth

Do not bite your nails, chew on ice, or use your teeth to open stubborn packages; these actions can damage your teeth and dental restorations.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Our dentist can help catch issues before they develop into bigger problems. Routine cleanings and exams from our team help keep your teeth stunning and healthy.

Brush with Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is a good way to keep your teeth looking white after cosmetic dental procedures. Consult your dentist first since everyday use can cause tooth sensitivity. 

After your cosmetic treatment, Dr. Babb can provide more detailed instructions for maintaining your best smile.

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