Tooth loss can cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. Left untreated, it can trigger serious health problems, as well.
At Beaufort River Dental, we both place and restore dental implants to fill in the gaps in your smile.
Dr. David Babb uses the latest technology to save patients time and money at our Beaufort, SC, dentist office…
Dental Implants at David P. Babb DMD
Can Transform Your Life
A missing tooth or teeth does more than just have an effect on the appearance of your smile: it can have a tremendous impact on your oral and overall health, as well. The roots of a tooth not only hold it in place, but also provide vital signals to the bone tissue in your jaw, keeping it strong and healthy. When you lose a tooth, the lack of stimulation causes your jawbone to begin to deteriorate. As this atrophy continues, it can cause a whole host of issues as your surrounding teeth begin to shift. Left untreated, as your teeth shift further, your face will begin to appear sunken and aged beyond your years. Additional tooth loss will result if enough bone loss occurs, which only exacerbates further atrophy and tooth loss.
Fortunately, the titanium or ceramic posts of dental implants function as bionic tooth roots, providing the necessary signals to stop further bone loss and keep your jawbone healthy and strong. Dental implants from our Beaufort, SC, dentistry practice can restore both your appearance and your health. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or an entire dental arch, our dentist Dr. David Babb can help.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Implants are the only permanent solution to tooth loss that a dentist can offer. The titanium or ceramic posts replace lost tooth roots and in the process prevent further jawbone atrophy. Dental implants also offer unparalleled stability for restorations such as an implant-supported bridge, crown, or denture.
Technology and Patient Education
Dental implant placement is more comfortable than many patients imagine. Our dentist uses advanced surgical guides so your titanium or ceramic dental implants can be placed efficiently, accurately, and quickly. Dr. Babb strives to thoroughly educate patients about their individual dental implant treatment plan.
Stability for Dentures
If you are not satisfied with your unstable traditional dentures, our Beaufort, SC, dental practice can provide solutions such as All-on-4 implants. This innovative procedure uses four strategically placed implant posts to securely anchor dentures and minimize both cost and length of recovery.
Patients who are considering dental implants can also benefit from cost savings at our Beaufort, SC, dentist office. Since we very rarely have to refer patients outside our practice to a specialist for their dental implant placement, at our office the average treatment cost can save you up to $1,000.
Real Pateint Results
“They Really Care”
Great professionalism. Took the time to explain the dental procedures in detail. The staff demonstrated a demeanor that suggests they really care about your dental health.
Great experience, very patient focused procedures.
Dr. Babb uses the latest technology for dental implant procedures.
Dental Implants from Placement to Final Restoration
EVERY STAGE IS COMPLETED IN-OFFICE
If you are considering rehabilitating the state of your smile with an implant-supported restoration, our dentist can perform every step of your procedure, from consultation to final restoration, at our state-of-the-art dentistry practice. This allows you to take advantage of significant savings when compared to the costs associated with visiting an oral maxillofacial surgeon.
Our team of compassionate dental professionals utilize the latest technological advancement and proven innovative techniques to provide you with the finest results. From a single crown to a full denture, whatever your specific case entails, the team at Beaufort River Dental strives to provide you the care you need in order to enjoy the lifelong benefits provided by implant dentistry.
To schedule a consultation or to learn more about dental implants at our Beaufort, SC, dentist office contact us online or call:
Why Choose Us for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The majority of patients are good candidates for dental implants. However, there are a number of factors that may impact your candidacy. If you are suffering from the ill effects of missing teeth, our dentist can evaluate your candidacy at our Beaufort, SC, dental office.
Lack of Jawbone Density
If you have been missing teeth for an extended period, you may have low bone density in your jaw. If this is the case, a bone grafting procedure can restore your candidacy.
It is no secret that smoking is bad for your health. Since smoking inhibits your body’s ability to heal it increases your risk of implant failure. You will need to quit for several months before implant surgery.
To provide a stable platform for the titanium or ceramic implant posts your gums need to be healthy. If you have periodontal disease you will need treatment before you can receive implants.
Other Health Concerns
Autoimmune disorders such as diabetes can increase risks during surgery and inhibit the healing process. Dr. Babb will review your medical history to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo implant surgery.
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Great attitude and overwhelming understanding of dental science. Felt very comfortable and safe with their care. Could not recommend them more. Lucky to have them in our community.
What Are My Implant Options?
Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Babb can surgically place implants to support a single crown, a bridge, or a denture in order to restore your smile.
Missing One Tooth
Patients who are missing a single tooth can preserve the healthy surrounding teeth with an implant and dental crown.
Missing Several Teeth
If you are missing several consecutive teeth, an implant-retained bridge can restore form and function to your teeth.
Missing All Your Teeth
Individuals who are missing an entire arch of teeth may be candidates for implant-retained dentures .
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants can last a lifetime with regular flossing, brushing and regular dental check ups usually every 6 months. However, a dental crowns or bridge often only last 10-15 years due to wear and tear. They often need to be replaced.
Advanced Technology and Techniques
FOR MORE PREDICTABLE RESULTS
In addition to performing each stage of treatment in our dentistry practice, Dr. Babb uses several state-of-the-art tools and techniques to enhance our implant patients’ care.
Premium Dental Implants
We are proud to offer BioHorizons® and Ritter™ implants . BioHorizons’ products are backed by millions of dollars in non-biased research based in the United States. Ritter Implants were designed in part by Dr. Maurice Salama, a world-renowned periodontist.
3-D Printed Dental Surgical Guides
With the information provided by the digital imaging software used to plan a patients’ dental implant placement, Dr. Babb can produce a unique 3-D printed surgical guide. This custom-crafted guide allows Dr. Babb to place implants quickly in the optimal location with pinpoint accuracy so that patients can enjoy the best possible outcome to their implant surgery.
ACTEON® X-MIND® Trium CBCT
The latest digital imaging software allows us to determine whether patients are good candidates for dental implants by assessing the height, width, and quality of their jawbone. This incredibly low-radiation scan is also used to pre-plan implant placement and pinpoint the optimal position for the most predictable, natural-looking, and longest-lasting results.
CEREC Scanning & Milling Technology
Our dentistry uses the advanced CAD-CAM system, enabling us to restore implants by placing an abutment and a durable IPS e.max® crown in a single appointment . Our use of the CEREC system allows patients to avoid having to wait two weeks or longer for a dental restoration from an off-site lab.
The Gold-Standard in Restorative Dentistry
EVERY STAGE IS COMPLETED IN-OFFICE
Dental implants are the premier treatment for lost teeth. Unlike traditional restorations, they do more than just fill the gaps in your smile. An implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture can stop further jawbone atrophy, supporting both your oral and overall health. If you are worried about the cost of implants, we offer patients, “pay as you go” payment plans where you pay step-by-step during the process. Our ultimate goal is to help you achieve optimal oral health so that you can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile.
To learn more about how we can help restore your smile with dental implants, contact our office online or call:
Dental Implant Timeline
Dr. Babb will perform every step of the dental implant procedure at our dentistry office. Your treatment might vary slightly depending on your specific case and your dental restoration needs.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Babb will review the process involved with placing dental implants. He will review your candidacy and answer any questions you may have so that you are comfortable moving forward with the procedure.
First Healing Period
First Healing Period
During the next four to six months, the implant posts will fuse with the bone tissue in your jaw during a process call osseointegration. Once fully fused, the implant will effectively become a part of your jawbone.
Second Healing Period
Second Healing Period
The recovery time for abutment placement is generally much shorter than the initial surgery. You should be fully recovered in 10 to 12 weeks.
Dr. Babb will administer anesthesia to ensure your surgery is virtually pain-free. He will then make small incisions in your gums, and using a 3-D printed guide specific to your smile, place the titanium or ceramic implant post.
A small metal device called abutment allows your prosthetic to attach to the implant. During a second surgery, Dr. Babb will attach an abutment to your dental implant
After osseointegration is complete, small metal devices called abutments will be placed. These allow your prosthetic to attach to the implant. Once your gums have healed, Dr. Babb will provide a permanent crown, bridge, or denture to fully complete your smile.
Final Restoration Placement
Final Restoration Placement
Dr. Babb will attach your crown, bridge, or denture to the abutment, completing your smile restoration. We will take special care to color-match your new prosthetic so that it blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
How much to Dental Implants cost?
Dental implants in South Carolina cost a patient on average $3000 to $4500. However the cost of dental implants can vary widely on different circumstances. Dental implants are thought to be an investment in your smile appearance and long-term dental health.