Testimonials

Dr. Barber truly lives up to her motto, "Caring for people, not just teeth".
""Her and her staff are top notched dental office and take outstanding care of their patients. I am a newer patient of Dr. barber and she took excellent care of me when I had dental emergencies and went above and beyond my expectations. I have a an 90 minute drive to go to Dr. Barber for an an appointment, but it is totally worth the drive. If you are looking for a new dentist, I can highly recommend Dr. Barber.""
- Toni Lynn S.


Was a wonderful experience.
""Very friendly staff and really make sure you're comfortable. Was my first crown so was really scared and they reassured me. I had Heather she was really sweet and made me feel comfortable and at ease. Dr. Barber is the best I hadn't been to the dentist in years and she made me feel at ease and not worried at all.Thanks for all you do.""
- Travis J.


These girls are fabulous!
""I've been seeing Dr. Barber now for a few years & each time I go in I feel perfectly at home like in watchin tv in the chair. I'm a total weenie when it comes to teeth issues & they just make me so comfortable I could go to sleep during a cleaning. Thanks for the great service!!!!""
- Sherry S.


My visit with Jann Barber today was outstanding.
""Her staff provided excellent customer service and they went out of their way to help me. I chipped a tooth and needed to get it fixed today since I had the day off. They were totally booked and she still made time to squeeze me in. I usually don't like dentist, but she did a great job and I highly recommend this office, and will continue to take all my dental needs to her.""
- Gary M.


I usually despise going to the dentist, but the people here made it a different experience.
""They are all very sweet and accommodating. They seem to truly care about people as human beings and not just a source of income. I will definitely continue to go there, and will refer my friends there as well!""
- Stephanie L.


I hadn't been to the dentist in a long time and was very nervous.
""Dr Barber and her staff made me feel like i had always been a patient. They were very friendly and took the time to answer all my questions and ease my worries. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.""


Dr. Barber's office is great working with you if you have a dental emergency.
""They have always made time in the schedule for me whenever I have had an emergency. This is also quickest dental office i have ever been to. I never have to wait. They are caring, gentle, and great with my 3 year old.""


""This office was fast, friendly and knowledgeable!""


No needle, no numbing and no pain!
""I've never had a painless filling before and I've had a lot of fillings, but Dr. Barber has this new laser and it was awesome!""


WOW!
""I called this morning with an emergency. I was a new patient and they got me in within 2 hours. What a fast friendly great dental office. I have now found my new dental home!!! Thanks.""



Appointment Policy
We don't charge for missed appointments however we ask that you please confirm your appointment. We will now send email, text and a phone call so please let us know that you will make your appointment. Unconfirmed appointments will be cancelled.

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Bridges

A bridge is a permanently cemented restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost. Your appearance, dental health and the proper functioning of your mouth are all important reasons for wearing a bridge. A bridge helps maintain the natural shape of your face and may help support your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older. More importantly, though, your dental health may suffer when teeth are not replaced.

Teeth work together. When a tooth is lost, the nearby teeth may tilt toward the empty space, or the teeth in the opposite jaw may shift up or down toward the space. This can alter bite and place unusual stress on both teeth and tissues in your mouth. In addition, due to increased stress, the gum tissues and the bone that hold teeth in place can break down from the resulting gum disease.

Teeth that have tipped are difficult to clean, making them more likely to decay. As a result, even more teeth may eventually be lost. Missing teeth can also affect the way you chew and speak. Chewing on one side only may cause stress in your mouth and jaw joints. You also need your teeth to speak properly, since they help you make many of the sounds needed in speech.

When teeth are missing and there are teeth on either side of the space a bridge is the ideal way to replace the missing teeth. When there has been the loss of a tooth or teeth and there is a tooth on either side of the open space, replacement teeth can be attached to two crowns constructed for the 2 teeth on either side of the open space. This is called a bridge because it bridges the open space.

When a tooth is lost 5 or more other teeth may drift so it is essential to place a replacement tooth as soon as possible. The space left from missing teeth may cause one of several problems. Teeth may drift into the space changing your bite, this changed bite may result in sore jaws, gum disease, or decay (due to more difficult hygiene).

A fixed bridge is used to replace one or several teeth. The teeth on each end of the space is used to as anchors (abutments). Bridges are not removable by the patient. As with other types of crowns (caps), a bridge can be made of metal or porcelain, or a combination of these two.

To prepare a bridge, diagnostic models are taken to study the optimum way to perform this procedure. After studies are completed, the teeth used to attach the bridge are carefully reshaped. Impressions are taken and from these impressions, the bridge is made by a certified dental technician. This laboratory time is usually 2 to 3 weeks - during this time a temporary acrylic bridge is cemented to place.

CARE FOR BRIDGES

Brush and floss daily all areas around the bridge .It is not possible to floss between the replacement tooth and the attaching crowns (it is made as a solid piece). In order to solve this problem - it is necessary to use a special type of floss to go under the replacement tooth and keep this area of gum tissue healthy.

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Dr. Barber, along with her enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, makes it a priority to work with you and your family to find the best solutions to your dental needs. Come experience our gentle, skilled dental care for yourself.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: CLOSED

Jann C. Barber, DDS
3154 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: (304) 599-3736

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