Weak, broken, or decayed teeth can affect your appearance and compromise your oral health.
Dental crowns are custom, tooth-shaped caps that fit over the entire tooth structure, adding strength and protection.
Learn how Dr. David Babb can place a high-quality, porcelain crown in a single visit at our Beaufort, SC, practice.
Need Help Now? We Offer Emergency Care
A broken or painful tooth may be a dental emergency. If you've broken a tooth, lost a crown, or you're having functional troubles, you should contact our Beaufort office for immediate care. Dr. Babb and our dental team can try to make time for you, so you don't have to wait for help.
Dental Crowns Can Repair Your Teeth
for Lifelike Results
Restore and Protect
Dental crowns can reinforce damaged teeth that cannot be repaired with fillings or porcelain inlays and onlays.
Durable and Reliable
Dr. Babb uses medical-grade porcelain and ceramics, such as lithium disilicate, to ensure maximum strength.
Advanced porcelain materials mimic the translucency of natural tooth enamel, delivering truly lifelike results.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
How Common Are Dental Crowns?
According to the American Academy of implant dentistry, 15 million Americans have crowns or bridges to replace missing teeth, making this a fairly common procedure.
There are many reasons why you might need a crown, ranging from tooth breakage to tooth loss. Naturally, it makes sense that dental crown placement is so common.
When you choose our office, you won't have to wait for your new restoration, thanks to our CEREC® same-day crown machine. Meet our skilled dentist, Dr. Babb, to see why crowns are such an effective solution.
Request Your Dentistry Appointment Today
If you have teeth that are damaged due to decay or trauma, request a consultation with Dr. Babb. He is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who has undergone advanced training at the Pankey Institute and Dawson Academy – two world-renowned educational institutions.
At our Beaufort, SC, practice, we believe that patients are an integral aspect of the planning process. We take time to discuss all options with you in detail, then create a fully personalized treatment plan based on your unique oral health needs. Contact us online for all your dentistry needs. You can also call our office at:
Beaufort, SC, Patients Love Our Friendly Team
Dr. Babb and his team are absolutely wonderful. The day before a very big interview for me, my crown broke. Dr. Babb graciously made me an appointment before regular business hours due to his full schedule. With such short notice, the exact way my tooth broke required ingenuity, creativity, and innovative expertise, all of which Dr. Babb has an abundance of.View On Google
I broke a cap recently and did not have a local dentist. I chose Beaufort River based on their 5 star reviews. They scheduled me for a consultation within 24 hours, but once in the chair Dr. Babb decided to proceed with the replacement. Two hours, start to finish with an exact match on the front cap. Amazing. So was the staff. And he caught some potential issues as well. I’ve found my local dentist.View On Google
Same-Day Dental Crowns Are More Convenient Without Sacrificing Quality
Procedure Timeline: What to Expect
We utilize our CEREC Primescan technology to deliver a beautiful IPS e.max® or lithium disilicate crown in one appointment.
What if I Don't Qualify for a CEREC Crown?
It's rare, but your dentist may need to send your case off to a trusted dental lab. In these cases, it will take two office visits to complete your crown treatment. Don't worry — relief is still on the way. Your treatment process will look slightly different if you don't qualify for a same-day crown, but rest assured, you will leave our office with your tooth protected. A temporary crown will be placed in the meantime, so you don't have to go another day without restored function.
This temporary crown will help protect your tooth while chewing and prepare the gums until the lab fabricates your permanent porcelain restoration.
Seek Treatment Immediately From Our Understanding Team
Our team is proud to offer emergency services to patients who are experiencing problems like tooth decay or intense pain from an infected root canal. In cases such as these, we can provide you with treatment to remove any decayed tissue or infection from your tooth and create a porcelain crown to strengthen and protect your tooth.
Time is of the essence, but our Beaufort dental team offers immediate help in the form of same-day crowns to patients who qualify.
Find relief quickly. Contact our friendly dentistry office with our form or call:
Protect Your Tooth
We're Recommended By Our Happy Beaufort Patients
110% Recommend Dr.Babb and his team!! Going to the dentist always brings me anxiety but Callie quickly swept away any and all anxiety I was carrying with me! The atmosphere there was amazing, everyone was very personable yet professional. I couldn’t have had a better experience anywhere else!!View On Google
The whole team at Beaufort river dental is amazing from the front to the back. They make you feel like family. He cares about you and your oral health. I’d say by far one of my best experiences going to the dentist. Thank you Dr. Babb and your wonderful team!!!View On Google
Maintaining Your New Dental Crown
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
While a crown cannot decay, the tooth structure underneath can so it is important to brush twice a day and floss daily. Without proper oral hygiene, you will place yourself at a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and crown failure.
Protect Your Smile
If you play contact sports, wear a mouthguard during games and practices to protect your smile. You should also consider wearing a custom night guard while you sleep, particularly if you suffer from bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding.
Avoid Bad Habits
Never, ever use your teeth (or your dental crowns) to open packages or tear tags off of clothing. Other bad habits, such as biting your nails or chewing on ice, should also be avoided. This will help prevent damage and keep your smile healthy.
Visit Your Dentist
To ensure that your crown stays in tip-top condition, visit your Beaufort, SC, dentist on a routine basis. Regular exams can help your dentist detect problems before they start, and cleanings will help reduce harmful cavity-causing plaque.
Beaufort, SC, Visits Us
for Beautiful, Healthy Teeth
"Dr. Babb is a highly skilled dentist, who is trained in all the latest methods and technologies. He has a wonderful, talented staff assisting him. Both he and his staff are very friendly but also highly professional. All the equipment is the latest, including one that can tailor a permanent crown for you during your first appointment concerning this: no more getting a temporary crown at your first appointment and then waiting a couple weeks before you are fitted with your permanent crown at a second appointment. My wife and I trust Dr. Babb and feel very fortunate to have him and his team providing our primary dental care."