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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Restorative Crowns

A crown is a dental restoration that covers or "caps" a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size, and function. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  • To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant

What Steps Are Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Crown?

Preparing a tooth for a crown usually requires two dentist visits, the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.

1. First Visit: Examining and preparing the tooth. At the first visit, your dentist may take a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth's pulp, a root canal treatment may first be performed.

Before the process of making your crown is begun, your dentist will anesthetize (numb) your tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth. Next, the tooth receiving the crown is tapered down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown. If a large area of the tooth is missing (due to decay or damage), your dentist will use filling material to "build up" the tooth to support the crown.

After reshaping the tooth, your dentist will use impression paste or putty to make an impression of the tooth to receive the crown. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth to receive the dental crown will also be made to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite.

The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the crown will be manufactured. The crown is usually returned to your dentist's office in approximately 2 weeks. If your crown is made of porcelain, your dentist will also select the shade that most closely matches the color of the neighboring teeth. During this first office visit your dentist will make a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the crown is being made.

2. Second Visit: Receiving the permanent dental crown. At your second visit, your dentist will remove your temporary crown and check the fit and color of the permanent crown. If everything is acceptable, the new crown is permanently cemented in place.

Does a Crowned Tooth Require Any Special Care?

While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the underlying tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day-especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.

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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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