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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
January 06, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentist   Dentist  

Our Family Dentist in Jacksonville, FL is staffed by experienced dentist Dr. Selena Marchan. We’re here to help you and your family have a picture-perfect smile. We offer a wide range of services from routine cleanings to cosmetic dentistry and more. 

Here’s what your family can expect from our dental practice. 

What is Family Dentistry 

Family dentistry is designed to help individuals at all stages of their lives. We have a particular focus on kids and teenagers, but everyone from adults to grandparents is more than welcome to come in for dental service at our practice.

Family dentistry allows you to take care of all of your dental needs at one location. Our experienced team can take care of everyone in your family. 

Our Family Dentistry Services

We take pride in being able to offer a wide range of dental services. Whether you need to come in for a routine cleaning, have a cavity looked at, or you're looking at cosmetic and corrective dentistry, we're here to help.

Here are just a few of the services we offer for our patients: 

  • Bonding
  • Contouring
  • Crowns and Bridges 
  • Fillings
  • Dentures
  • Invisalign
  • Whitening

We also offer plenty of other services. Our team is dedicated to making sure the families in Jacksonville, Florida have the dental care that they need. When it comes to finding a family dentist, we're here to take care of you. 

What New Patients Can Expect

New patients have a few extra steps to take when they come in for their first visit. This is to ensure that our team is able to take the best care of your smile that we can.

It all starts with some basic intake forms that allow us to learn more about your health. This gives us a better understanding of the bigger picture as well as what your dental needs are.

You can find these intake forms on our website or fill them out when you stop in. 

Contact Us Today 

Our Family Dentist in Jacksonville, FL is ready to help you fall in love with your smile! Dr. Marchan and her team treat family members of all ages. Give our Jacksonville, FL location a call today at (904) 221-5678 

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 07, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

The choice of the right dental restoration for your teeth isn't to be taken lightly. Choosing the right dental restoration to ensure that you don't lose your oral function is a lot easier with your dentist's help. Your dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, can help you determine what type of crowns and bridges in Jacksonville, FL, are best for you.

What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are restorative dental devices that your dentist can use to strengthen weakened teeth or replace a lost tooth. A dental crown fits over the damaged tooth like a cap. It's kept secure by special dental cement. Dental crowns may also contribute to tooth replacement when it's part of a dental implant.

On the other hand, dental bridges help replace a missing tooth. It features a pontic and two anchor crowns on either side. The anchor crowns attach to healthy teeth on either side of the gap to keep the dental bridge secure in your mouth and fill up the gap in your teeth.

Installing Dental Crowns and Bridges in Jacksonville, FL

Dental crowns and bridges aren't one size for all. Each patient receives a dental crown or bridge made especially for them. After consulting with your dentist for dental bridges or crowns, she takes a mold of your teeth. She uses this mold in constructing your dental bridges and crowns.

The personalized construction process for dental crowns and bridges ensures a perfect and natural fit. Your dentist also considers your natural teeth color when making your dental restorations. Having a natural-colored dental restoration that matches your natural teeth shape is crucial for a uniform appearance.

Your appointment with your dentist also helps you choose the material for your dental crown or bridges. Porcelain is a popular choice because it's natural-looking, durable, and stain-resistant.

How long your dental crowns and bridges last depends on your care for them. However, you could get more than 15 years of use from them.

If you're thinking of getting dental crowns and bridges in Jacksonville, FL, call (904) 221-5678 to schedule your consultation with your dentist, Dr. Marchan.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Worn-down teeth are as natural as aging. There are many causes for worn-down teeth but there are solutions to fixing your smile. Crowns and bridges will repair your teeth, and Dr. Selena Marchan offers these services here at Family Dentistry in Jacksonville, FL. First, let her explain the root causes of worn-down teeth and how to repair them. 

Teeth Grinding and Chewing

Although worn down teeth do eventually occur with age, other factors cause worn down teeth. Teeth grinding is one of the most harmful events you can put your mouth through. Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep and cannot be stopped. There are mouthguards available and can be purchased directly from your dentist. The guard will protect your mouth against the ever grinding during the night. If teeth grinding is not treated, then it will cause irreversible damage to your teeth and jaw. It’s best to prevent teeth from grinding before it’s too late. Likewise, teeth grinding also arises during stressful periods. Actively notice when this is happening and relax your jaw. This will help prevent the wear down of your teeth. 

Chewing is another cause of worn-down teeth. Some people enjoy crunching on ice or eating hard candy. If this continues for years, then your teeth won’t be able to handle it. Your teeth, although strong, cannot last forever. Try to avoid foods that are harsh on your teeth. This will help prevent premature wear down of your teeth. If your teeth are too worn down they may need repair. 

How to Repair Worn Down Teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry

You can repair your teeth here in Jacksonville, FL with crowns and bridges. Dental crowns protect a worn-down tooth. Different types of crowns range from metals to resin material, all of which are dependent on your dentist. The procedure involves the removal of the damaged area, the crown is then placed on top of the tooth and sealed. A crown will last years after insertion and will need to be treated like the rest of your teeth or optimal health 

Sometimes teeth are so worn down they may fall out. If you happen to lose a tooth then a dental bridge will fill in the gap with artificial teeth. This combines the work of crowns on either side of the missing tooth to bring in the false tooth. 

Family Dentistry

We offer the best treatment for crowns and bridges here in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Marchan and her team will provide you with the finest care. You can call us at (904) 221-5678 to schedule your appointment. 

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 18, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

If you have minor teeth alignment issues or crooked teeth, you may be interested in Invisalign treatment in Jacksonville, FL. Your local dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, will use her professional expertise to give you the straight smile of your dreams.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner tray used to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth over time. It was created as an alternative to braces for adults. However, teens and children also use Invisalign now. It has become very popular since the clear aligners are barely noticeable. You can wear your aligner out in public, and it would not be noticeable. You can also remove the aligner from your mouth as needed to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

Does Invisalign Change the Shape of Your Face?

When you come to our office in Jacksonville, FL, for Invisalign treatment, you may end up slightly changing the shape of your face over time. After all, crooked teeth can influence the shape of your face. An overbite forces your upper lip to protrude out. On the other hand, an underbite will make your lower lip protrude out more. If your lip no longer has to protrude out over a severe overbite or underbite, your lips will appear differently. Your lips may appear less plump if your teeth are positioned further back in your mouth.

Your profile may be adjusted. When such bite issues are corrected, they can shift your face slightly. If your face is asymmetrical, Invisalign and other braces may be able to improve it. 

However, Invisalign does not change the shape of your jaw. Braces and Invisalign also do not have any effect on the shape of your nose. Any visible changes in the shape of your face will most likely be seen on your lips.

Invisalign treatment in Jacksonville, FL, is available at the office of Dr. Marchan. Call us at (904) 221- 5678 today. Our staff can help you get on the journey to a beautifully straight smile in no time.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Dental veneers can last up to 15 years, and sometimes more. When we talk about lasting we refer to them remaining in good shape and firmly attached to our teeth. A number of variables affect just how long before we need to have our veneers replaced, and many of these variables are very much within our control. Learn more by contacting Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL.

Keys to Longevity

The strategies for making sure we extend the life of our veneers are the same recommendations that professionals have for our natural teeth.

Good dental hygiene habits can keep our gums from receding from the veneer, which can lead to plaque accumulating, and because veneers allow us to keep so much of our tooth structure good dental health is necessary to preserve it.

An old adage, our teeth are not tools, so we need to avoid using them to open packages or bite our nails. Hard foods can similarly pose a danger to our veneers, and by hard foods, we mean hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels, among others.

A mouthguard can preserve our smile, important if we practice sports and if we grind our teeth at night. For whatever the circumstance our dentist should be able to prescribe a custom-made guard.

Cutting back on staining foods and drinks can keep our veneers looking as great as when they were first put on. For those times we do indulge, rinsing just after, and daily brushing can be of great help.

Something we should consider cutting out completely is tobacco products, as they can not only stain our veneers but they can threaten the health of our gums and teeth.

Veneers in Jacksonville, FL

Veneers can radically transform our smile but, just like our natural teeth, they need to be properly cared for. So if you are interested in dental veneers or are looking for help making them last you can turn to our Jacksonville, FL, dentist Dr. Marchan and schedule a visit by dialing (904) 221-5678.





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