Marshall Dental Associates is proud to provide our patients with the latest and most advanced dental technology.
Technologies Used by Your Dentist in Marshall, TX
Marshall Dental Associates is proud to provide our patients with the latest and most advanced dental technology. We provide X-rays and digital x-rays, digital imaging, electronic claims, intraoral cameras, and laser dentistry. When you choose Marshal Dental Associates for your dental needs, prepare to leave our office feeling comfortable and confident in your smile.
X-rays and Digital X-rays
X-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles passed through bone which produce an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This provides the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and disease. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there would be no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
In our Marshall dental office, we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth by using a small sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnose dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each case.
We use digital imaging software in our office, which allows us to take a digital picture of you, and use our imaging system to predict how a particular treatment or cosmetic procedure would change the appearance of your teeth. This software is beneficial for patients who are considering cosmetic procedures but are not sure if they're ready for dramatic changes. Digital imaging also allows us to document your dental case and procedures very well. We take digital images of your face, teeth and smile to provide us with a permanent dental record and to provide a visual documentation of treatment.
Our office utilizes electronic claims processing. This means that rather than sending your dental claim through the mail, it is sent electronically to your insurance company with the click of the button. By filing your claim electronically, information is submitted more efficiently and with fewer errors. This benefits our patients because the turn-around time on claims is faster and fewer claims are returned or denied. We are happy to submit your dental claims to your insurance company on your behalf.
We use small cameras about the size of a pen, called intraoral cameras, to help clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums.
With this advanced technology, we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision. The full-color images taken with the intraoral camera are sent to a computer screen so we can clearly see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Because images are displayed on our screens, patients will also be able to see areas being worked on and are able to gain a better understanding of dental procedures and dental services being performed.
Laser dentistry is the latest advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to gum disease to teeth whitening. The lasers we use in our practice are an alternative to the common hand-held scalpel, drills, or other tools. These lasers direct an invisible energy beam onto problem areas and allow us to efficiently treat decayed teeth, enamel, and gums.
The benefit of laser dentistry is that they minimize the pain most often associated with dental procedures, meaning more comfort to our patients. Clinical studies show that approximately 96% of all patients require no anesthesia when lasers are being used during dental treatments. Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue lasers are used to safely remove soft tissue, such as excess gum tissue. The soft tissue laser can also be employed to destroy bacteria in gum pockets, preventing infection and allowing the tissue to return to a healthy state. The soft tissue laser enables the dentist to treat our patients with extreme accuracy and eliminates the need for most stitches.
What You’ll Experience in Our Marshall Dental Office
• Gentle Care
• Efficient Service
• Multiple Doctors
• Patient Education
• Excellence in Dentistry
Where We Excel
• Patient – Staff Relationships
• Dental Solutions
• Insurance Options
• Advanced Technology
See What Our Customers Say
My family and I have been patients at Marshall Dental Associates for almost 30 years. The entire staff is top notch. Having 3 excellent dentists in the office comes in handy, especially if I have an emergency. If my regular dentist can't see me, there is always another dentist there to help me. Drs. Parker, Reed and Fyffe have all worked on me and I highly recommend them. The entire staff is very welcoming, professional and friendly. My hygienist Jeannie gives me a sparkly smile. If I could give Marshall Dental more stars, I would...fantastic atmosphere and very skilled with up to date equipment .
My experience at Marshall Dental is always pleasant. I'm always greeted with a smile and kind words and personally escorted back to see the dentist. Dr. Reed always has time to visit with me and explains the procedures well and gives me options. I enjoyed visiting with Kyla and she did an awesome job cleaning my teeth after fitting me into her busy schedule. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. I always leave with a smile! Marshall Dental is a great place and I highly recommend it to everyone!
I highly recommend Marshall Dental Associates to anyone in the area. The staff is always so nice and sweet and welcoming when you walk in. I've heard great things about the other two Doctors there, my doctor is Misty Fyffe and she is awesome. If you're in need of a great dentist this is definitely the place to go.