You can't do Implant Dentistry unless you can see where your going. We installed the most advanced CT Scanner available.
We offer IV Sedation for healthy patients. Mostly for long procedures.
NK Barbone DDS
Dr. Barbone graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1983 and joined his father's dental practice which his father began in 1947 in Mansfield, Ohio.
Dr. Barbone has practiced General Implant Dentistry for the past 32 years placing his first implant in 1984.
Here are few things you may not know:
Dr. Barbone is the original founder of Implant Plastics Inc in 1986 where he designed and produced over 50 plastic patterns for casting implant components. In 1990 he received 2 patents for implant component designs.
Dr. Barbone has been a pioneer in implant dentistry since the mid 1980's. He has developed many surgical procedures and new tools to deliver implant dentistry for everyone. In 1988 he began working with Platelet Rich Fibrin which today is the mainstay and the "magic bullet" in wound healing. He developed a digital intra-oral photography system. He is familiar with Integrated Circuit electronics, Computer Aided Design, CAM and Human Interface Devices. He wrote one of the first Practice Management Software systems in 1983.
Diplomate of the ABOI
Honored Fellow of the AAID
Peer Reviewer for Journal Of Oral Implantology
Oral Board Examiner ABOI
Board President of the Mansfield & Richland County Dental Clinic Association
The ABOI/ID Diplomate designation symbolizes the highest level of competence in implant dentistry. Certification by the ABOI/ID attests to the fact that a dentist has demonstrated knowledge, ability, and proficiency in implant dentistry through a rigorous examination process.
Dentures do not work the way you would like to think they work. They are good for smiling and taking pictures but they don't do much for eating.
Dentures are hard and your bone is hard but your gums are soft and when you pinch them in between they hurt.
It took us 15 years to realize these things do not work the way we would like them to.
In fact wearing dentures that "Float" on your gums does more harm to the bone than if you wore nothing at all.
Now we change the physics. The dentures no longer ride on your gums but are supported by the implants. The forces are transmitted from the denture directly to the implants which are soundly fixed in the jawbone. The gums do not get sandwiched and pinched.
If you have a complete lower denture and you hate it, we have a solution for you.
They seem good in theory but they end up acting like "can openers" by damaging the very teeth that they hold on to. We no longer make partial dentures.
Bridges are what Engineers build over rivers. There is no place for a bridge in your mouth, at least not on natural teeth. They are nothing but a food trap.
Root canals are heroic dentistry. It is the last thing we do before extracting teeth. They provide a band aid solution that will delay an extraction. Many root canals eventually fail. Teeth with root canals should be treated extra nice and not subject to any extra load. They should never be part of a Bridge, that is just asking for trouble.
We only consider root canal therapy for the very young, the very old and traumatic injuries like getting hit with a baseball.
Low pressure Argon radio frequency glow discharge plasma generator keeps all of our parts and pieces cleaner than clean. From Hydrophobic to Hydrophilic
Dental Implants replace your missing teeth.
Most implants are titanium screws that replace the root of your missing tooth. A single crown can be placed on one implant to replace one missing tooth.
They can hold up your dentures so they do not rub against your gums causing sores and destroying bone.
We use many different kinds of implants depending your needs. We have available every implant system made in the world.
It's all about the Abutment
There are temporary abutments and there are final abutments. A final crown should never be placed on a temporary abutment.
A crown is a crown is a crown. We secure all abutments before placing a crown. We never charge extra for a crown on an implant. It's just a crown.
New anodized retention screws should always be used to replace the temporary screws because the threads always become distorted after tightening. The space in between the retention screw and the implant internal threads should always be sealed to keep out bacteria. It's called Closing The MicroGap.
Dr. Barbone has designed a better method of attaching your denture to your implants.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
A simple blood sample and that's all we need to make the best wound healing bandage possible. We couldn't buy anything better.
Surface Enhancement technology gives us all those pretty colours and just the right texture.