S: Heart of Texas Periodontics and Implantology Temple, Texas
FC: Thomas Barker DDS, MS
1: SURGICAL PROCEDURES | PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING ESTHETIC CROWN LENGTHENING DENTAL IMPLANTS RIDGE AUGMENTATION SINUS AUGMENTATION PERIODONTAL DISEASE OSSEOUS RECONTOURING GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION
2: Our Mission The mission of our practice is to serve God by providing our patients first and then designing an individualized plan to help our patients enjoy a healthy and functional foundation of their smile for a lifetime. We will only recommend treatment that we would have ourselves. We take special interest in helping the person with dental anxiety, who may have avoided treatment due to a previous negative dental experience. We base the measure of our success not only on the quality of the dental service, but also on the quality of the relationship built with each patient. We are a unified team of caring professionals who enjoy working together to support our patients, each other , and our mission.
3: Biography | Dr. Barker is married to his wife Tamara and they have 5 children, Noah, Grace, Faith, Joshua, and Eli. He is an active church member, and an out doors man. He spends most of his free time enjoying his family and the childrens extra curricular activities. Dr. Barker graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry with his DDS in 2006, and continued at Baylor in the Periodontal residency program, obtaining an MS in 2009. Dr. Baker is a Board Certified Periodontist, diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He enjoys all aspects of the Periodontics and Dental Implantology . One exciting aspect of Periodontics is the regeneration of the lost bone and soft tissue. Regenerative techniques support " regrowth" of lost structures in the mouth. This is especially beneficial in saving natural teeth and in preparing for the placement of dental implants and implants retained dentures.
4: SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING BEFORE | AFTER | "The difference of how my gums looked before and now after the procedure is like night and day.Truly amazing!" -J.P.
5: Before | A f t e r | Before | After | There was some discomfort due to the "pulling and tightness" but it was never painful. K.F. | The results are simply amazing!
6: Esthetic Crown Lengthening | Before | After | No more hiding that beautiful smile!
11: TESTIMONIALS | Was it painful? "After the uppers were done, Dr. Barker called me that night to check on me. I remember asking him if he actually did anything. There was absolutely no pain at all." Is it expensive? "Great question. This was a concern I had and although we had some help with insurance we were able to manage." Alternative? "Recession continues and possiably loose your teeth in the future. So really there is no alternative." - J.P. "Over the past two years , I have been seeing Dr. Thomas Barker for some extensive dental work. He and his staff have become like family to me. Every single person seems to genuinely care about the patients." - D.O. " I had full osseous surgery all in the same day, It was nothing like I expected. I would recommend to friends and family, well worth my money and time. It was the best present given to myself. " - R.T.