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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Who can benefit from cosmetic dentistry procedures?
Conditions Addressed by Cosmetic Dentistry
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.
Over time, environmental elements – like aging or consuming dark-colored foods and beverages – can darken and stain the teeth.
Crooked, overlapped, or overcrowded teeth not only affect your oral health, but they also have a negative impact on your smile's appearance.
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.
Some individuals have gaps between the teeth. This is especially common between the two front teeth on the upper and lower jaws.
Normal wear and tear can eventually erode the enamel, making the teeth appear short, boxy, or misshapen.
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.
Unattractive Metal Fillings
Years ago, silver amalgam fillings were the norm. Today, you can have old mercury fillings replaced with tooth-colored composite ones.
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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 Beaufort River Dental, 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
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 – 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.
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.
Dental experts worldwide 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.
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.
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.
What should I expect during a consultation with my dentist?
Your Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation at our practice, the dentist will talk with you about your aesthetic goals. In addition to assessing the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints, he will also take clinical photographs and edit them so you can visualize your final results. In some cases, x-rays may also be necessary.
Once all information has been gathered, Dr. Babb will discuss your treatment options with you in detail. Our financial experts will also provide you with a cost estimate and go over payment options.
Insurance and Cosmetic Dentistry
Most cosmetic procedures are not covered by dental insurance. However, our team offers many different payment options to help you afford the dental care you need and deserve.
Cash Discounts and Flexible Financing
Patients who pay with cash or a check will receive a discount. We also accept financing through CareCredit® at our practice. Ask our team for details.
Advanced Technology For Superior Results in Beaufort
Our practice in Beaufort, SC, features several types of technology that allow us to provide fast, safe cosmetic results for patients with varying dental needs and aesthetic goals.
For example, digital x-rays expose our patients to less radiation than their traditional counterparts, letting Dr. Babb take detailed, scalable images of your teeth and gums while you sit comfortably in the chair. We also employ same-day CEREC® technology and top-of-the-line dental materials for any restorations he may recommend.
When you turn to Beaufort River Dental for cosmetic dentistry, you can take comfort in knowing that your appearance, health, safety, and time are as important to us as they are to you.
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.
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.
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