Lippian Family Dentistry is a family-owned dentistry located in Texarkana, TX. Our experienced husband-and-wife team of dentists and our caring, knowledgeable staff will help you feel as comfortable as possible by offering kind, attentive service in a relaxing atmosphere.
Restorative dentistry is the branch of dental treatments that focuses on restoring strength and aesthetics to your smile after it has experienced decay or trauma. Our restorative services will enhance your confidence in your smile. We are proud to now offer implant work! It is imperative to visit the dentist twice a year for routine cleanings, so we can detect developing problems early on. When caught early, less treatment is required and chances for success are higher.
Crowns, Bridges, Implants & More for Patients of All Ages
Crowns & Bridges
A crown is a cap placed on a tooth that has experienced decay or breakage. The crown provides the tooth with protection from further damage and bacteria. At Lippian Family Dentistry, our crowns are custom-created from porcelain, so your filling will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
A bridge is device used to fill in a gap in the teeth. Crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, and these crowns are connected to a replacement tooth inserted into the gap. A bridge helps prevent the teeth shifting and jawbone deterioration that can occur from missing a tooth, and it can improve speaking and chewing function.
We can also provide crowns for dental implants.
Dentures & Partials
If you are missing teeth, we offer both full and partial sets of dentures. We will custom-create your dentures by taking precise, accurate measurements of your mouth and jaw so that we can assure your dentures will fit comfortably and will enable you to eat and speak properly.
We can provide either the traditional removable denture option, or we can create implant-retained dentures and partials. This means the dentures are held in place by dental implants, or titanium posts attached to the jaw. This is an option that works for patients with healthy jaw bone.
Our team can also reline your dentures to help them feel more comfortable on your gums.
If you have a tooth that has experienced serious decay or infection but can still be saved, a root canal is the best treatment option. During a root canal, we will remove the infected pulp from the root of the tooth, and we will then clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth to remove any remaining bacteria. Then, we will restore the tooth with a porcelain crown. Root canals help you to avoid tooth extractions.
If your tooth has experienced severe decay or trauma, it may need to be extracted. During an extraction, we will remove the tooth and the root. After the procedure, we will discuss options for replacing the tooth to preserve the health and aesthetics of your smile. Options include dental implants, bridges and partial dentures. If you choose, we can provide bone preservation after your extraction, meaning we place a bone graft into the tooth socket so that it will be ready for a dental implant.
At Lippian Family Dentistry we are now offering implant work! A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the gums to act as the root of a tooth. After a couple of months, the post will meld to the jawbone. At this time, we will restore the implant with a crown.
Our team has the technology to apply Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, to the site of the implant. PRP is a portion of your blood that is highly concentrated in platelets. PRP both promotes healing and encourages growth in the jaw bone, which helps it to better tolerate an implant.
Dental implants function as and look like real teeth, and they are important for preventing jawbone deterioration, teeth shifting, and loss of chewing and speaking ability, which often occurs when missing a tooth.
If your tooth has a cavity, we can remove the decay and fill in the tooth with a white composite filling. These fillings are custom-created to match the shade of your tooth, so they won’t be noticeable in your smile, unlike older silver amalgam fillings. Plus, composite fillings help support the strength of your tooth, unlike silver fillings.