Madison AL Dentist Dr. Laurentis Barnett and Team Welcomes Top-Rated Dentist Dr. Linda Crawford
Divine Expressions Family Dentistry is pleased to announce that we are joining with Dr. Linda Crawford and her team to provide expert care to patients in the Madison, Alabama area. The teams are thrilled to come together and continue treating patients with sensational dental care, no matter their dental needs.
“Dr. Linda Crawford and the team here at Divine Expressions Family Dentistry are joining forces all under one roof, and I could not be more excited to provide exceptional and comfort-conscious care,” said Dr. Laurentis Barnett.
If you’re interested in setting up an appointment with either Dr. Barnett or Dr. Crawford, call our office at (256) 559-3573, and one of our helpful staff members can get you on your way to a healthier smile.
About Dr. Crawford
Dr. Linda Crawford has helped serve up smiles in Alabama as a dentist for more than 35 years. Dr. Crawford is a native Alabamian who graduated with honors from Talladega College in 1981 with a degree in biology. She then entered the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, graduating in May 1985.
After earning her dental degree, Dr. Crawford began a private practice in Birmingham, while also becoming a faculty member in the biology department of Talladega College and serving as coordinator for their Health Careers Opportunity Program.
In 1987, Dr. Crawford returned to the University of Alabama School of Dentistry to serve as an assistant clinical professor in the departments of restorative, fixed, and removable prosthodontics. Three years later, she moved her practice to Huntsville, where she’s been practicing ever since.
Dr. Crawford and her team are excited to join the Divine Expressions Family Dentistry team. Just like Divine Expressions, Dr. Crawford strives to bring patients excellent care with high-quality customer service to help keep their teeth healthy throughout their life.
“I am excited to be working with Dr. Barnett and his dynamic team in this state-of-the-art facility. We welcome you to our new location, and we look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment,” Dr. Crawford said.
Care Under COVID-19
While the pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges, the Divine Expressions Family Dentistry team has risen to the occasion, continuing to provide high-quality and thorough dentistry without compromising our patient’s safety.
Our staff has prepared to care for you and your family by working on increased safety protocols, including:
- A new air-purifying system with a UV light for proper ventilation in our offices
- New touch-free faucets in all our bathrooms
- Mandated mask-wearing when entering and exiting our offices
- Safety screenings before and at your appointment
- Antiviral mouth rinse before the start of your appointment
These changes help ensure both our patients and our staff stay healthy and safe during this medical crisis. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our COVID-19 policies, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone at (256) 559-3573. One of our friendly staff members would be happy to walk you through our guidelines and alleviate any concerns.
Divine Expressions Dentistry Can Restore Tooth’s Shape and Increase Its Strength
While taking care of your oral hygiene is essential, a trip to the dentist’s office requires more than a regular check-up. In the case of a missing or damaged tooth, one solution to repair it would be a dental crown. A crown is a cover that dentists add over the teeth to restore their original appearance and prevent future damages. The team at Divine Expressions Dentistry are experts at handling dental crowns services.
Whether a new or old patient, the friendly team provides vital information, helping patients understand the different types of dental crowns and which one is the best fit for them.
Dental Crowns Specialists Committed to Excellence
The process of getting a dental crown at Divine Expressions Dentistry is simple. Two visits to the dentist’s office are enough for the doctor to attach a tooth crown. During the first visit, a dental specialist will take an impression of the patient’s teeth and then create a custom crown shape. While waiting for the permanent crown, the dentist attaches a temporary model to protect the patient’s teeth. During the second visit, the dentist will attach the custom-made, permanent crown. The result is a new, natural-looking tooth.
To ensure successful implementation, the team at Divine Expressions Dentistry offers a follow-up appointment. The dentist confirms the favorable outcome and provides patients with helpful tips to prolong the life of the dental crown.
Dental crowns are a simple way to restore teeth’s shape and regain a healthy and beautiful smile. Even if the patient has severely decayed or damaged teeth, it is possible to improve the aesthetics and function. Crowns are an effective and affordable way to improve oral health.
Long-Lasting Dental Crowns and Their Uses
Dental crowns are routine procedures at Divine Expressions Dentistry. In a successful procedure, the dentist adds the crown into place, ensuring full protection of the teeth. Crowns are necessary for cracked or weak teeth, badly shaped teeth, missing teeth, or dental implants.
At Divine Expressions Dentistry, patients can expect high-quality and long-lasting dental crowns, suitable for everyday use. Dental crowns last between 15 to 25 years (the lifespan depends on the material and patient’s dental habits). To prolong the life of the dental crown, the dentists at Divine Expressions Dentistry suggest patients avoid hard foods, brush teeth, and take proper care. “You should eat soft foods for the first days after having your dental crown placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want, with no issues,” says Dr. Laurentis Barnett, a dental specialist.
Meet the Professional Team
Divine Expressions Dentistry offers a consultation to discuss patients’ concerns about their dental crowns. During the consultation, patients will learn about the procedure and what they can expect after its completion.
Whether patients want to regain a natural and beautiful smile or restore teeth’s shape, the friendly team at Divine Expressions Dentistry will guide you through the procedure. The experts can discuss different options with patients to help them decide what solution works best for their lifestyle.
Divine Expressions Family Dentistry Offers Teeth Whitening Results That Outperforms Over the Counter Products
The quest to get whiter teeth has led many people in the Madison, Alabama community to resort to measures that are often ineffective and sometimes even damaging to their oral health. While many over the counter products with ADA approval tend to be safe for tooth enamel and gums, they can cause discomfort when they are used incorrectly. We also find that the results of do-it-yourself teeth whitening kits are often less than stellar.
Divine Expressions Family Dentistry offers non-invasive professional services that effectively lift stains in as little as one office visit, and we go one step further to protect our patient’s oral health by offering at-home treatments that are better than anything you can get over the counter.
Our dental practice understands that patients want to know that their teeth look just as healthy as we keep them. During a regular exam and cleaning, our dental team works hard to treat tooth decay and remove stains. Yet, there are times when certain stains still remain. Sadly, deep-set stains, such as what occurs with coffee and tea habits, can stick around and look like cavities when you smile.
We begin our whitening services by giving you a routine cleaning if you have not had one recently. This helps us to find out what shade your teeth are when they are perfectly clean and polished. We then talk to you about how white you want your teeth since everyone has a specific shade that looks the most natural with their other facial features. You may also prefer to stick to a shade of white that matches tooth restorations that are already in your mouth.
Dr. Laurentis Barnett uses his keen eye for aesthetics during the consultation to help you make the best decisions for your preferred shade of brightness. He also provides multiple options for teeth whitening that allow you to choose from in-office procedures that can brighten teeth in as little as an hour to at-home kits that offer you a convenient way to keep your teeth free from stains. The at-home kits that we give our patients work better than the ones that you can find in the stores, and they are an excellent option for keeping your teeth white between your in-office treatments.
White teeth help you have a more youthful appearance, and they are associated with being in good health. No one in our community needs to feel embarrassed about yellow or stained teeth when we offer a fast and simple solution that restores that beautiful brightness.
In addition to whitening smiles, Dr. Laurentis Barnett takes pride in making the world a brighter place. He continues to make annual charitable visits to Haiti where he provides compassionate dental care that makes it possible for people to live without pain. Back home in Alabama, he serves as a member of numerous associations such as the Crown Council that works to create policies and standards that raise the standards of care in the dental field. Patients of his practice routinely find that a visit to his clinic leaves them feeling so good that they can’t help but flash their newly whitened smile.
Alabama family dentist offers Invisalign services for patients who want to fix their teeth without braces.
Madison, Alabama October 1, 2019: Divine Expressions Family Dentistry provides Invisalign orthodontic care for teens and adults who want a beautiful, straight smile without the pain and hassle of braces. Invisalign uses customized clear aligners that fit over the teeth to gradually move the teeth into place.
Traditional metal braces use brackets and wires that are tightened and adjusted over time to straighten the teeth. While they are successful, traditional braces have drawbacks. Wire braces limit the foods that a patient may eat, make brushing and flossing difficult and may make the patient feel self-conscious while wearing them.
Invisalign is the solution to the drawbacks of braces with all the same teeth-straightening benefits. With Invisalign, patients remove the aligners for eating, brushing and flossing, and the aligners are virtually invisible. This makes Invisalign the perfect solution for adults and teens who haven’t straightened their teeth due to the look and inconvenience of braces.
Invisalign works because of the unique aligners that are custom-made for each patient. The aligners are made with a thin, flexible, FDA-approved plastic. The aligners fit snugly in the mouth and worn almost continuously. The aligners gradually shift the teeth into place over a six to 24-month period. The result is a confident, beautiful smile.
During the first visit, Dr. Laurentis Barnett performs an examination that helps him determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment. Invisalign successfully treats patients with crowded teeth, teeth with gaps, underbites, overbites, and crossbites. Young children and teens and adults with severe orthodontic needs may benefit from traditional dental care.
Dr. Barnett uses the latest 3-D technology to take detailed images of the patient’s mouth. Invisalign computer technology makes these images and develops them into a gradual plan to achieve straight teeth. Patients will be able to view what their new smile will look like on the same day.
These images are sent to an outside lab where the clear aligners will be developed. Once the aligners are complete, patients return to the office to check the fitting. A new set of aligners will be given to the patient every two to three weeks. Patients visit with Dr. Barnett periodically to monitor progress throughout treatment. Once treatment is complete, patients wear a retainer to keep their teeth in the proper place.
Aligners must be worn approximately 23 hours every day for good results. Patients report that the aligners are comfortable to wear and simple to use. Parents worried about their teens wearing their aligners take confidence in the blue compliance markers that may be added to the aligners.
Most dental insurance providers cover Invisalign under orthodontic care benefits. Talk with Dr. Barnett’s office staff to determine the total cost of Invisalign. Most patients report that Invisalign costs a similar amount as traditional braces. Call the office today and get started on achieving a new smile.
An Alabama-native, Dr. Laurentis Barnett loves providing five-star dental care to his patients in the Madison, Alabama, area. He believes that a healthy, beautiful smile can change a person’s life. Therefore, he works to provide dental care for patients in low-income areas around the world. Dr. Barnett was voted one of 40 dentists under the age of 40 in 2015.
Divine Expressions Family Dentistry
7278 Highway 72 West
Madison, Alabama 35758
Divine Expressions Family Dentistry Brings Smiles Back to Life With Permanent Dental Implants
A beautiful smile is divine, and you should always feel ready to flash your pearly whites at the people that you meet. Natural teeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but that isn’t true for many of our patients. A tooth is exposed to bacteria, acid, and trauma over many years, and there sometimes comes to the point when it cannot be saved.
Permanent dental implants make it possible to have a second chance at having a perfect smile. Dr. Barnett at Divine Expressions Family Dentistry has undergone specialized training to earn his distinction as a five-star dentist in the Madison, Alabama, area. He has the technology and skills that are necessary to place surgical implants that blend into your natural smile.
Dental implants take several different forms, and Dr. Barnett works closely with you to determine which one is best for your needs. Single tooth implants are one of the most common procedures that we perform, but we are also able to implant posts that hold an entire arch of teeth to create a complete smile. Our services also extend to offering options such as sedation dentistry that allows you to relax completely while we work on your smile and wake up to a full set of beautiful teeth.
When we place implants, we do so with the intention that they last for a lifetime. We take extra care to ensure that each post is surgically implanted into the proper place in the jaw bone to provide the highest level of support to the crown as you eat and speak. We also take our time to go over your aftercare instructions. We want to empower you to take care of your teeth and gums once you return home.
Unfortunately, we have found that this is not always the case with other dental providers. We welcome patients to our office who have implants that were placed wrong or who have experienced implant failure due to new oral health conditions. Dr. Barnett will look at your current implants to determine if they can be fixed or replaced. Restoring your failing implants allows you to continue to enjoy a permanent form of tooth replacement without having to resort to other types of restorations. You’ve put in the hard work and made it this far, so you deserve to have your dental implants succeed.
Dr. Barnett is active in many different professional organizations, and he is most notably a member of the International Council of Oral Implantologists. He takes pride in being able to serve as a vibrant and reliable source for Alabama residents to restore their smiles with implants and sedation dentistry. At Divine Expressions Family Dentistry, we believe that your smile represents your kind and loving spirit. When you visit our office, you can trust that you are incompetent hands and that your experience will leave you ready to share your smile with the world.
Divine Expressions Family Dentistry
7278 Highway 72 West
Madison, AL 35758