(903) 793-6976 204 McCartney Blvd, Texarkana, TX 75503

Dental Technology in Texarkana, TX

Patient Comfort and Technology

Comfort is an essential part of quality dentistry. Drs. Adriane and Jim Lippian use gentle dental techniques and advanced technology to ensure you have a positive experience. We also employ patient education tools, so you’re never left in the dark when it comes to your dental treatment.

Gentle dentists Dr. Adriane and Dr. Jim Lippian use comfortable injection methods. Our patients are pleasantly surprised by how little discomfort they feel. In addition, we offer nitrous oxide upon request to promote total relaxation.

Digital Radiography

When you come into the office for X-rays, a tiny sensor is placed in your mouth to emit a small amount of radiation – up to 90% less than traditional X-rays required. This creates a detailed image of your internal oral structures that is immediately viewable on a chairside monitor, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate and magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely.

Intraoral Cameras

We use intraoral cameras so that when you visit the dentist, you can sit comfortably back in the chair and get ready for the show. The dentist or hygienist will insert a pen-sized, camera-tipped wand into your mouth. Covered with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention, the wand simply takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images via cable to a computing unit. The computing unit enlarges the full-color images and sends them to a TV screen that you can comfortably view from the dental chair. The dentist can point out problem areas and explain his recommendations for treatment.

Dental Lasers

Lasers have transformed medical surgery by offering minimally invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. The laser's intense, narrow wavelength has precise, predictable, and powerful reactions when it contacts hard or soft tissues of the body. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area. A laser can cure (harden) dental materials, scan teeth to detect decay, vaporize decay, prep teeth for fillings, and activate whitening gel to brighten smiles. Currently, dental applications include gum disease treatments, gum re-contouring, root canal cleaning, decay detection and elimination, bonding material curing and strengthening, incision cauterizing and tissue fusion, lesion reparation, biopsies, and super-fast teeth whitening procedures.

Panorex

A Panorex image is an X-ray that depicts a panoramic view of your mouth (meaning it’s from one side to the other). This image can help the dentist understand the relationship between your teeth, jaws, and occlusion (your bite, or how your top and bottom teeth fit together). When planning extensive restorative or cosmetic cases, a Panorex may be necessary in addition to intra- and extra-oral photos and digital X-rays.

Wax-up Models

Just as an engineer creates a model to ensure that a machine will work correctly, the dentist often fabricates a wax-up model of jaws and teeth when working on more complex restorative or cosmetic cases. By building an accurate model of your mouth, we can test prosthetics, veneers, and other dental work to ensure a proper fit. You can also see what our proposed solutions will look like on the wax model, so you'll make a truly informed decision about your dental work. If adjustments are required, the dentist adapts the model to reflect changes before the case goes to the dental laboratory. Wax-ups provide us with a realistic projection of how your dental work will look and function, which results in more accurate restorations.

Nitrous Oxide

Many people know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. In our office, we administer nitrous oxide to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. After you're comfortably seated in the dental chair, you'll inhale the gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) through a face mask. We will control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.

204 McCartney Blvd., Texarkana, TX 75503 USA
Dr. Adriane Lippian Dr. Jim Lippian Texarkana TX dentists (903) 793-6976