FAQ

Because our practice offers so many new technologies, advanced techniques, and has the special ability to make a positive and healthy impact on people’s lives, it isn’t surprising that our guests have questions about the Admira Dentistry experience. We welcome curiosity and interest in what we are doing, and why and how we do it. You may want to know more about us and about the services we offer, so we have provided answers to many of the questions we commonly receive.

If any other questions should arise, please feel free to email us at info@www.admiradentistry.com or give us a call at our office – 904-733-9144

 

What is Admira?
Are X-Rays necessary?
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry
What is TMJ-TMD
What can we tell from the mouth?
What are some common signs of Gum Disease?
What is the importance of overall health, if I'm just here for dental work?
What is Periodontal Therapy?
What is CoTherapy for Total Health?
Do we replace silver fillings?
Do we use silver fillings?
What kind of toothbrush do you recommend?
What are the connections between oral health and the rest of your body?
What options do I have if I want to change my smile?
What are some alternative to flossing?

How do I know when it's time to come in for a checkup?

To maintain long-term dental health we recommend regularly scheduled cleanings and exams. With your permission, we will schedule your appointments with our hygienists before you leave our office and give you a reminder phone call, email notice or text message shortly before your next dental appointment in our Jacksonville, Florida office.

How does Dr. Barton keep up-to-date on all of the current techniques and materials?
What payment options do you provide?

We offer a variety of payment options including cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Please ask us about our VIP express checkout services.

We also offer:

Lending Club - www.lendingclub.com

Care Credit - www.carecredit.com

It’s easy to apply online or from our office. Just ask our front desk team for more information or visit the links above.

Do you accept referrals?

Yes. In fact, we consider your referral of a friend or family member our greatest compliment. Our pledge to you is that we will make you proud by providing great dental work in our Jacksonville, Florida office. We will do all we can to exceed their expectations and provide them with the level of dental care you have come to expect from us.

What makes you different than any other dental practice I can visit?

We believe healthy teeth are not a separate component of good health, but an integral part of the whole. Our focus is aesthetic dentistry using a neuromuscular approach, which results in a healthy, natural smile while establishing correct form and function. In 2004, Dr. Barton was awarded the Mastership certification in Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry. He was one of the first three dentists to earn the award and remains one of only eight recipients worldwide. The Mastership Award is a significant acknowledgement of Dr. Barton’s comprehensive expertise, clinical skill and artistic talent.

I really don't like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?

Your comfort is a top priority for us. For our guests who are nervous about their visit to the dentist, we offer nitrous oxide and other medications (when appropriate and as needed) for pain-free relaxation. We also offer DVD movies and headphones with a variety of music to help entertain and comfort you during your dental procedure.

I want my front teeth to look better, but I don't want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’re probably in for a few pleasant surprises. Traditional metal braces aren’t the only cure for crooked teeth anymore, especially for adults. For many adult guests, porcelain veneers can do wonders. The placement of porcelain veneers is a procedure that might take only two or three visits with instantaneous results. In addition, many guests may also be candidates for Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, customized aligners. An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about one year. Braces may require up to two years for comparable results. Call us for an appointment, and we will be happy to explain more.

What is smile analysis?

A smile analysis determines the proper aesthetic appearance of your smile with relationship to your facial symmetry, lip line and phonetics (speech patterns). Each person has unique criteria for a “perfect” smile, one that is proportional and flattering to the face and functions properly. Smile Analysis is an interactive process between you, members of our team and Dr. Barton. The process combines your wants and desires, diagnostic and imaging technology and Dr. Barton’s artistic eye to assess the most ideal solution for your unique smile.

What is smile design?
What is Invisalign?

Why are straight teeth important?

Never underestimate the value of a powerful smile. It is not only beautiful, but first and foremost, it promotes optimal health:

  • Teeth that are straight and evenly spaced are easier to keep clean, leading to better oral health. Better oral health can reduce the incidence of heart disease, gastrointestinal disease and other health conditions.
  • Teeth that are properly aligned chew more efficiently, and that aids in proper digestion.
  • Teeth that are straight and properly aligned create a more perfect bite, and that avoids excessive stress, headaches and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.

The social benefits of a beautiful smile are also important:

  • Confidence – in job interviews, public speaking and personal relationships.
  • Clearer speech – teeth play an important role in your ability to speak.
Why Invisalign?

When it comes to creating beautiful smiles, Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces.

Invisalign aligners:

Are clear – Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.

  • Stay clear – Invisalign aligners do not “cloud” during treatment.
  • Are hygienic – Invisalign aligners are easy to clean.
  • Are comfortable – Invisalign’s revolutionary manufacturing process ensures a precise, accurate fit.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?

If you have dental insurance that covers orthodontic treatment, Invisalign should qualify.

How else can I get help for Invisalign?

Many companies allow pre-tax contributions to be set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Orthodontic treatment is considered a qualified treatment that can be reimbursed using your FSA. Many doctors also offer flexible and affordable in-house payment plans.

Why should I choose Dr. Barton for my Orthodontic treatment?

Dr. Barton has had extensive training in the art and science of occlusion. Occlusion is the relationship between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed and their surfaces come in contact. Orthodontics is not just about creating straight teeth; it is also about establishing a healthy, long-lasting biting position for the teeth. Crooked teeth often result in excessive wear to teeth that can result in a variety of long-term problems. Dr. Barton understands the importance of function and aesthetics.

In addition, many people choose Dr. Barton for teeth straightening prior to proceeding with cosmetic veneers. His ability to establish proper bite positioning before making the final cosmetic enhancement significantly improves one’s chances of achieving the most natural looking, long lasting results.

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