General Dentistry at Parmer Lane
We want you to have a healthy smile for years to come!
At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of services to meet your general dentistry needs. We provide both preventive and restorative care to help you maintain a healthy smile for years to come. Our team is dedicated to providing quality care in a comfortable environment, and we always take the time to listen to our patients’ concerns and answer any questions they may have. If you are looking for a dentist who can provide comprehensive care, call our office today!
New Patient Experience
We are dedicated to providing quality care in a comfortable environment.
Parmer Lane Family Dentistry welcomes new and returning patients.
We want you to have the best experience possible during your first visit with us. To help ensure that you are completely comfortable, our team takes extra steps to create a welcoming atmosphere.
We strive to make our office a relaxing and enjoyable place to visit. From the warm residential feel of the clean, comfortable interior to the large office windows where our guests can look out onto the beautiful lawn and watch Dr. Garcia’s dogs at play, you’ll feel right at home from the very first visit.
Best doctor and dental care team in Austin. When discussing dental care practices/professionals with friends and neighbors, it’s clear that Dr. Garcia and her team at Parmer Lane Family DDS go above and beyond to deliver the best patient experience in the area.
What to Expect at the First Appointment
You can expect a full dental evaluation on your first visit.
Dr. Lucinda Garcia believes that the comfort and convenience of our patients is paramount. We do our best to keep all services in-house and bring in specialists for more complex procedures, so you don’t have to travel far to receive the treatment you need.
On your first visit, you will be welcomed warmly. After a thorough cleaning, we perform a detailed exam to gauge the wellness of your teeth. Our practice is equipped with intraoral cameras, small pen-sized devices that allow us a clear view of every area of your mouth.
We also take images of your teeth using our panoramic X-ray machine. This technology captures a comprehensive view of the mouth quickly and efficiently, and also uses a lower dose of radiation than traditional dental X-rays. Combining these two techniques gives us the best indication of your dental health, so that we can spot and address potential problems before they become severe.
Parmer Lane Family Dentistry is dedicated to protecting healthy smiles across Austin. We keep up-to-date with the latest data and techniques to provide you with the best dental care possible. Dr. Garcia and her skilled staff make every effort to ensure that your dental needs are met with gentleness and care.
Call our office today for exceptional modern dental treatment that focuses on your needs. We look forward to meeting you.
Tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings are a great option for patients who want to maintain a natural look that blends in with the rest of their teeth.
Standard dental fillings are made of gold, silver, or amalgam and can be difficult to match to other teeth in your mouth. Tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, giving you an even smile while also protecting sensitive tooth surfaces from decay.
These fillings are often more durable than traditional silver fillings because they don’t contain any metal components that could break off over time and require additional treatment, like replacement or removal. In addition, tooth-colored fillings are easy to repair if they do become damaged—just another way our team at Parmer Lane Family Dentistry can help you extend the life of your smile!
Our Philosophy of Care is Built on
We can save your tooth from extraction with a root canal.
Inside your teeth, there's a delicate and sensitive substance known as pulp. If you have advanced tooth decay, it may go beyond your enamel and erode through the outer layers of your teeth, affecting the pulp within.
A root canal involves the removal of the inflamed or infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the space, then refilling and sealing it to prevent further damage. This is a tooth-saving treatment that will relieve tooth pain caused by infection.
Without this treatment, infected tooth pulp could lead to tooth loss. While your dentist can place a dental implant or bridge in its place, nothing completely mimics the appearance and function of your natural teeth. A root canal is often what stands between advanced decay and tooth loss.
A dental crown looks and performs just like your natural tooth.
Used to restore your damaged tooth to its original strength and shape, a dental crown is the perfect solution for a tooth that is too decayed for a filling, a broken or fractured tooth, or a tooth that has had root canal work done. We use several excellent crown materials that can make your new tooth durable and beautiful, including zirconia, porcelain, and gold. Porcelain is the most popular material because it so closely matches your natural tooth color.
When your tooth needs dental work that requires a crown, it’s a two-step process. At your first visit, we’ll evaluate the damage to your tooth and do any preliminary work, such as a root canal or removal of decay. Then, we’ll use our iTero scanner to get a highly detailed model of your tooth and mouth, so you won’t have to put up with any old-fashioned goop to get a dental impression. Finally, we’ll place a temporary crown so you won’t have any trouble chewing or going about your normal activities until your new tooth arrives.
Once we have you all set up, we’ll send the iTero’s 3D image of your teeth off to a specialized lab where a crown is milled to look exactly like your natural tooth—or even better. And once the lab sends us the finished crown, we’ll get in touch with you for a follow-up appointment where your new crown will be seated and fitted.
When a tooth can’t be saved, an extraction may be the only option—but tooth replacements can restore your smile.
Extractions are a simple and effective way to remove teeth that have become damaged beyond repair.
Extractions are also used to address problematic wisdom teeth. No matter the reason extraction is needed, we will make sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire process. We offer several sedation options, and if you suffer from dental anxiety, be sure to talk to us about that when scheduling your appointment.
Additionally, we offer tooth-loss solutions, such as dental implants and bridges, to preserve your bone and tissue health and restore your tooth’s function.
Sealants and Fluoride
Sealing your teeth helps ensure a long-lasting smile.
Dental sealants are a quick and easy way to protect teeth from cavities. Sealants work by filling in the microscopic gaps where tooth-destroying bacteria can take hold. Sealant material is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, which are most susceptible to decay because they’re exposed every time you eat or drink anything hot or cold. Your dentist will use a tiny brush or spatula to apply this clear plastic coating, which will then be hardened with ultraviolet light.
Shortly after the treatment, you'll be able to enjoy your newly clean and protected teeth!
Our three choices of sedation will make you feel at ease.
At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, we know that comfort is one of the biggest factors for patients moving forward with recommended care, and dental anxiety is one of the biggest deterrents.
This is why sedation dentistry is something we offer at our practice.
Sedation dentistry helps people feel more at ease when they come in for dental treatment. In addition to being less anxious about what's happening around them, patients often feel much better afterward. We offer three kinds of sedation dentistry. Which one your dentist will use depends on the patient and procedure.
Insurance & Financing
Financial options from membership plans to CareCredit, you have payment options.
We don't want anything to get in the way of you being able to schedule treatment and care! We offer several financing options so that financial considerations will be less of an obstacle to obtaining the care you deserve.
We’re happy to process your insurance claims to maximize your benefits, and if you want a general estimate ahead of treatment, we’d be glad to talk to you about that. We also offer affordable membership plans and CareCredit.
Please check out our in-office membership plan for all of our patients who are without insurance. Our membership plans help patients plan for their family's dental care, and also makes dental care more affordable.
Let us help you afford your care!
A quick glance at membership plan benefits.
By providing this plan directly to you, we help you avoid expenses like copays and deductibles. Furthermore, there is no dealing with denial of claims, pre-approvals, or yearly maximums. Best of all, there is no waiting involved.
Our basic plan for children and adults includes:
- Professional cleanings and checkups.
- Fluoride treatments.
- Routine X-rays.
- One emergency evaluation.
Our perio plan gives you all of the basic plan plus three periodontal maintenance procedures. And no matter which membership plan you choose, you get discounts on a wide variety of other procedures as well.