Dr. Barton Achievements

Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Barton of Admira Dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida translates his commitment to top-notch dentistry from his plethora of merits and achievements.

Dr. Barton has successfully delivered his promise of beautiful, healthy smiles to patients for years.

Cosmetic Dentistry / Model Tonya Robinson

Tonya Robinson, a well-known model in her industry, visits Dr. Barton and his cosmetic dentistry practice in Jacksonville, Florida, all the way from New York city!

As you can see in the video, Dr. Barton makes it a point to listen to his client – asking them what they want their teeth to look like, what they may be uncomfortable with and anything else that might help Dr. Barton better serve his client. This ensures that not only will their smile look exactly how they’d like it to, but that their stay will be a pleasant and memorable one.

After the consultation, a mold is created to show the client how their new smile will look after the procedure. Once the client is ready, the procedure starts.

Look at those results! Tonya couldn’t be happier with her cosmetic dental work! Thanks to Dr. Barton and his Powerful Smiles cosmetic dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida, Tonya is now receiving more work requests than she can handle!

Fix Your Smile with Simple Cosmetic Dentistry

From Dull to Dazzling: Enhancing Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Face it, we are rough on our teeth. Sometimes we neglect them, take them for granted or simply just abuse them. Between physical activities like sports or chewing hard substances like ice, our teeth can get knocked out, broken, cracked and worn down. Forgetting routine dental appointments and ignoring proper cleaning tactics can result in periodontal disease, tooth decay and ultimately tooth loss.

When teeth are missing, your mouth must compensate for the lack of chewing power in that area in order to function normally. So, the chewing force may shift to another part of the mouth, which can cause unwanted spaces and changes in your smile.

So, how do we mend our mouth’s broken ties?

By simple dental procedures. Smiles can be renovated to look pristine using a combination of crowns and bridges to support or replace lost teeth. A crown snugly covers the complete visible surface of your affected tooth to add strength, durability and tooth stability, while restoring your tooth to its natural shape and size. Crowns can be made of precious metal, porcelain pressed to metal and all-porcelain. A bridge, also known as a pontic, is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill the gaps left by the original missing tooth. The new tooth is then anchored to the two porcelain crowns, renewing your once damaged smile.

The moral of the story is to be nice to your teeth: be diligent with your oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Your teeth are hard workers and they deserve to be pampered. But, if the damage is already done, see us immediately. We can decide on the best treatment to restore your smile. Your teeth will thank you for it!

Cosmetic Dentistry – Enhance Your Smile

From Dull to Dazzling: Enhancing Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Oftentimes the dental profession is labeled strictly for more intense cleaning and hygiene purposes. However, a dentist is actually an artist who can make your smile sensational. Most dentists now practice and perform cosmetic techniques, not just the run-of-the-mill routine cleanings. Cosmetic dentistry seeks to create a more aesthetically pleasing and healthy smile.

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Although you may be meticulous about your dental care routine, your teeth still might not look their very best. Drinking coffee, tea or wine will take a toll on your teeth, causing them to look dull and stained. Aging or the use of some medications can also result in a discolored smile. One easy, safe way to revive your smile from these factors is through whitening.

Plenty of adults are looking towards dentistry to heighten the appearance and function of their teeth. Cracked, chipped or unevenly spaced teeth are easily resolved by procedures like bonding or veneers. Severely damaged teeth can be repaired with crowns, while bridges and implants are natural-looking options used to revitalize your smile. These methods will not only give you a more beautiful smile, but will also rejuvenate your mouth’s functionality.

If you are not satisfied with your smile and want to take it a level up from dull to dazzling, speak with us about the many smile enhancing preferences available to you.

Overcome Gum Disease

Something to Smile About

Caring for your oral health includes regular tooth care and gum care. Neglecting your gums can eventually lead to periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, which is a culprit for the deterioration of your overall oral health. Periodontal disease affects 75% of adults over 35 years of age and is responsible for approximately 70% of all adult tooth loss. Since symptoms of periodontal disease oftentimes are unnoticeable, people never realize their mouth is under bacterial attack.

Highly recognized as a greatly progressive disorder, periodontal disease is triggered by preventable factors like plaque build-up, tobacco use, certain medications and stress, as well as unpreventable measures like systematic disease and fluctuating hormone levels during puberty, pregnancy or menopause. Research proves up to 30% of the population may be genetically susceptible to gum disease.

Periodontal disease begins when the bacteria in the sticky film which forms on the tooth surface, or plaque, causes gum inflammation. If the irritation is ignored, plaque will release toxins breaking down the natural fibers which hold your gums to your teeth, permitting even more bacteria and toxins to invade. Plaque deposits quickly harden into calculus or tartar, which is a rough, porous substance not removable with brushing. Over time, this progression can lead to severe inflammation, bone loss, gum recession and tooth loss. Symptoms and signs include:

  • Red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums
  • Gum recession, or gums pulling away from teeth
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between the gum and tooth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bite changes
  • Change in the fit of partial dentures

If you have noticed any of the above signs or symptoms, please make an appointment promptly! Together, we can win the battle against periodontal disease and maintain your wonderful, dazzling smile: gums and all. Now that’s something to smile about!

Poor Oral Health & Oral Hygiene Practices

Good Oral Hygiene = Healthy Life

Although gum disease is terribly pervasive, it’s also preventable. Conservative estimates report that up to 80% of people unknowingly have some amount of chronic gum disease. What’s worse is that this disease is responsible for up to 70% of adult tooth loss. Part of the problem is that the early signs of gum disease are both silent and serious, requiring a dentist’s trained eye to detect, treat, and arrest the tell-tale gum inflammation and infection. However, once arrested, you can prevent gum disease from recurring simply by developing healthy hygiene habits.

Causes of Gum Disease & Poor Oral Health

Several factors contribute to periodontal disease: plaque build-up, heredity, and lifestyle choices. By far the most common and controllable factor is bacterial plaque– the sticky, colorless film produced by normal oral bacteria. Unhindered, they release toxins that break down the natural fibers holding your gums to your teeth, allowing even more bacteria and toxins to invade. Over time, this process can permanently damage or destroy the affected tooth, tooth root, and even the jawbone! Further, plaque deposits quickly harden into calculus or tartar– a rough, porous, gum-irritating substance that brushing will not remove.

Besides poor oral health habits, your poor lifestyle choices can affect your body’s ability to fight infection or increase irritation in the gum tissue area. Poor nutrition, poorly managed stress, leukemia, AIDS, and diabetes all reduce your body’s natural ability to ward off periodontal disease. Smoking and chewing tobacco greatly irritate the gum tissue, setting it up for disease. And finally, some people are simply born with a low resistance to gum disease. All of this explains why we carefully check for the warning signs at every visit: red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, gums pulling away from teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between the gum and tooth, persistent bad breath, bite changes, and/or a change in the fit of partial dentures. These symptoms are overlooked by most people, making regular dental exams even more important.

The Artisan Within

Being artists as well as clinicians, we each have the talent to not only create a smile but a life-changing experience. In order to do this with predictability, we must work with laboratory technicians of like minds; those who look past the routine dentition fabrication procedures and envision the complete smile enhancement that truly makes a diference in our guest’s life.

Our own interpretation of beauty is easy to discern, but listening to the guest and truly understanding their desires will ensure their satisfaction. We all tend to lead the guest in a particular direction but must be careful not to sway their decision. I had the pleasure of working with a guest who had very specific ideas of what she wanted in terms of her smile. The process of turning her wants into reality is the process I would like to share. Knowing the end results is only half the solution; the other half is the journey there.

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Dental Profiles – Dr. Joseph Barton

Why did you choose to become a dentist?
“I began as a laboratory technician during my undergrad after volunteering at the dental school and really enjoyed the artistic aspect of dentistry. I created maxillofacial prosthetics as well as restorative laboratory work, which allowed me to gain a greater insight into the field of dentistry.”

First job out of dental school
“I began as an associate with my personal dentist, Ronald Levin, DDS, in Jacksonville Florida. He gave me the opportunity to build my own practice, allowing me to go out on my own after a year. The time I spent working with him was a truly invaluable experience as to how to treat your team and guests.”

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Not Just Teeth – Total Health – A Way of Life

On the cover we feature Dr. Joe Barton from Jacksonville, FL. For those of you that have had the opportunity to meet Joe, you know what an incredible dentist and mentor he is. Joe is extremely caring, patient and thorough with his students and their patients at LVI. Joe is never complacent with what he accomplished today, he is always striving for further excellence in everything he does. We are extremely proud to have Joe as a clinical instructor.

Joe has completed the following courses at LVI: Advanced Anterior Aesthetics, Advanced Posterior Aesthetics, The Master Aesthetic Dentist, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Occlusion I, Occlusion II, Mastering Materials and The Blatchford Blueprint. Below is some insight into how Joe practices.

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Aesthetic Neuromuscular Full Mouth Restoration

Aesthetic full mouth reconstruction is one of the most difficult challenges in dentistry today. Several disciplines must be coordinated to insure comfortable aesthetic results. The restoration of the entire mouth to proper form and function must take into account occlusion, the muscles of mastication and the supporting hard soft tissue structures of the temporomandibular joints.

Technology has provided our profession with scientific instrumentation that allows us to document the neuromuscular component to this restoration process.

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