dental implants

Dental Implants

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...

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Dental Implants at Beaufort River Dental 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.

Implants Replace Natural Teeth from the Roots to the Crown

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2020

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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.

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James Taylor

2020

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Great experience, very patient focused procedures.

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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:

(843) 525-1113

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Dr. Babb uses the latest technology for dental implant procedures.

Real Results

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Before Our patient was unhappy with the appearance of his smile.
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After Dr. Babb restored his smile with a dental implant.

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.
BioHorizons® and Ritter™ implants

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.

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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.

ACTEON® X-MIND® Trium CBCT

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.

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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.

"Absolutely fantastic!" Five-Star Google Review

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Skip Hoyt

2019

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Absolutely fantastic! I practiced dentistry for 40 years before retiring. My only hope is that I gave my patients the same welcoming and excellent care I received from Dr Babb and his wonderful staff yesterday. The hygienist, Callie is the best ever with her thorough gentle cleaning. The office is immaculate and totally updated to offer their patients the best in dental care. You will not be disappointed!

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Nathan Page

2019

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Dr. Babb and his team are the best in the low country. I drive all the way from Charleston to Beaufort for my appointments and it’s worth the trip. If you’re in the market for top notch care at an affordable price, look no further. Thanks, Beaufort River Dental Team!

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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.

Tobacco Use

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.

Gum Disease

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.

"Could Not Recommend Them More" Five-Star Google Review

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Terry Lyons

2019

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Prompt and professional. Takes as much time as needed to answer any questions and give you that personal touch.

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Roger Terry

2019

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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.

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The Gold-Standard in Restorative Dentistry

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:

(843) 525-1113

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.
"What sets us apart from others is the personalized care we provide our patients."
"What sets us apart from others is the personalized care we provide our patients."

Consultation

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.
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Initial Surgery

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.

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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.

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​Abutment Placement

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.

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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.

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​Abutment Placement

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.
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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.

Dr. David P. Babb, DMD, FICOI

Beaufort River Dental

Dr. David Babb and the team at Beaufort River Dental provide the community of Beaufort, SC, a range of services to keep their smiles bright and healthy. Dr. Babb is affiliated with a number of professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

To schedule an appointment today, contact us online or call our office at (843) 525-1113.

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