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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
June 21, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignWhen orthodontic treatment is needed to correct bite and alignment problems that stand in the way between you and straighter teeth, it can present something of a dilemma, especially for adults and teenagers. In the past, the road to straighter teeth meant wearing metallic braces for up to two years, which many teenagers and adults are reluctant to do for a number of reasons. But thanks to Invisalign clear aligner trays, you no longer have to choose between straight teeth and giving up two years of your life to traditional braces. Dr. Selena Marchan, a family dentist in Jacksonville, FL, recommends Invisalign for older teenagers and adults looking for an effective and discreet method for getting straighter teeth.

Straighten Your Smile Discreetly with Invisalign in Jacksonville, FL

The most obvious benefit of the Invisalign system is that it consists of high quality plastic trays that are practically invisible when placed on your teeth. Unlike braces, which are held in place through a system of brackets and wires that restrict your diet, oral hygiene routine, and can feel uncomfortable, Invisalign trays are removable for up to two hours every day. This means that you can continue to eat your favorite foods without restriction, and keep up your oral hygiene routine throughout the treatment process.

Depending on your needs, the treatment period may be shorter with Invisalign than with traditional braces. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and then changed for the next tray in the series. Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth into the desired alignment just like traditional braces, so you can expect the same results without the sacrifice.

Find a Dentist in Jacksonville, FL

For more information about Invisalign and to find out if it is a good option for you, contact our office by calling (904) 221-5678 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marchan today.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
April 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentistry  

You like your car dealership. It features everything you need to keep your car running well and looking good. A detailed maintenance plan family-dentistryaims at the most miles possible. Can you do anything less for your family's oral health? At the office of Selena Marchan, DMD in Jacksonville, FL, this experienced family dentist cares for everyone's oral health. You'll love her in-depth knowledge of your family's needs and her passion to know you all well.

What is a family dentist?

Much like a general dentist, a family dentist in Jacksonville, FL, delivers several preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services all in one location. However, a family dentist, such as Dr. Marchan, goes one step further. She encourages entire families to use her services--from young children through adults in their elder years. She and her friendly team become well-acquainted with each member, getting to know their lifestyle, hereditary factors, and educational needs.

In addition, your family dentist offers two important things:

  • Convenience Everything you need is at Dr. Marchan's office. You won't have to schedule appointments all over town.
  • Comprehensive care Expect treatment plans tailored to each family member. These plans change and grow as kids and parents change and grow.

Offered dental services

Dr. Marchan believes in regular preventive care, just as the American Dental Association recommends. That means six-month cleanings and exams for everyone, from toddlers on up. Each visit includes a review of findings, education on perceived needs (such as the correct way to floss) and restorative and cosmetic recommendations, such as fillings, crowns and more.

Also, your Jacksonville family dentist uses the latest diagnostic techniques, including digital X-ray imaging and intra-oral cameras. She makes recommendations for orthodontic care as needed and even offers Invisalign clear aligners for teen and adult patients who desire well-aligned, attractive smiles.

Finally, your family's comfort is paramount. You and your children will feel comfortable and relaxed as you visit. Dr. Marchan has designed her office with the patient in mind. Her team is warm and friendly and there to walk you through your dental appointments.

Find out more

Our dental family would like to meet your family. Why not contact Dr. Selena Marchan for your initial oral exams and cleanings? Experience the many benefits of family dentistry at its best. Call (904) 221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
February 05, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Jacksonville, FL, can enhance your smile

Have you stopped smiling because you think that your smile is dull and unattractive? If so, did you also know that you could change all of that with cosmetic dentistry? It’s true! In fact, no matter what bothers you about your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure to correct the problem. Dr. Selena L. Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to enhance your smile. Read on to learn how her team can help you achieve a beautiful smile that you will be proud to show to the world.

 

The Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

You should think about professional teeth whitening if your smile is dull, yellow, and showing the signs of age. A professional teeth whitening treatment is:

  • Quick, because the in-office treatment takes only about an hour
  • Effective, because it can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades brighter
  • Long-lasting, because your whitening results can last up to 5 years
  • Safe, because professional whitening products have been rigorously tested for safety

 

If you want to hide cracks, chips, tooth wear, and other aesthetic issues, you should consider dental bonding. This treatment is great because it is:

  • Pain-free; most of the time, you won’t even need anesthetic
  • Virtually invisible; the bonding material can be matched to the color of your teeth
  • Versatile; you can correct many issues to create a more harmonious smile

 

To dramatically rejuvenate your smile, consider porcelain veneers! They are the go-to treatment to hide minor and major aesthetic issues including breaks, fracture lines, cracks, tooth wear, discolorations, and enamel defects. Porcelain veneer treatment is very popular because it is:

  • Naturally beautiful; porcelain is light-reflective, so it mimics the look of tooth enamel
  • Quick; you can have a perfectly beautiful smile in as little as 2 to 3 appointments
  • Conservative; little to no tooth structure is removed, just enough to accommodate the veneers

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Cosmetic dentistry can do a lot to rejuvenate your smile. Let’s face it, your smile is an important part of who you are, and you deserve your best smile. For more information about cosmetic and restorative dental services to give you the smile you deserve, just pick up your phone and dial (904) 221-5678 for Dr. Selena L. Marchan in Jacksonville today!

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns and bridges are two of the most important restorations that your dentist offers. They're used to repair damaged teeth, stabilizeDental Crowns and Bridges fragile teeth, and fill gaps in your smile. Your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, helps her patients improve and protect their smiles with versatile crowns and bridges.

Are You Familiar with Crowns and Bridges?

A crown covers the part of the tooth that extends past your gums. The restoration is hollow inside, allowing it to slip over a tooth that has been reduced in size. After your dentist decreases the diameter of your tooth, she will make an impression of your mouth. This impression will then be used to create a custom-made crown of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic material, or resin.

Bridges offer a simple solution when you need to replace a tooth or two. The restorations consist of artificial teeth attached to crowns that anchor the bridge in place. Your permanent crown or bridge is attacked with dental cement for stability and durability.

Who Can Benefit from Crowns and Bridges?

Crowns and bridges help Jacksonville area residents:

  • Protect Fragile Teeth from Breaking: Cracks weaken any structure, including teeth. The addition of a crown prevents a cracked tooth from fracturing by spreading biting forces over the surface of the crown rather than your tooth. You may also need a crown if your tooth has started to crumble, you've experienced an injury, recently received a large filling, or undergone root canal therapy.
  • Restore Broken Teeth: Broken teeth aren't very attractive, but their appearance isn't the only issue. Breaks can make chewing difficult and cause lacerations to your mouth, gums, and tongue. Dental crowns improve the appearance of damaged teeth, ease pain, and make chewing a simple process once again.
  • Change the Appearance of Teeth: Dental crowns are often used to cover discolorations or change the shape and length of teeth.
  • Improve Self-Esteem: Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious every time you look in the mirror or see a photograph of yourself. Bridges restore the teeth you've lost and improve your ability to bite and chew.

Enhance the function and appearance of your teeth with dental crowns! Call your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, at (904) 221-5678 to schedule an appointment.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
September 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Your smile...can it ever return to the attractive, healthy set of teeth it once was? If you wish to restore damaged teeth or replace missing Crowns and Bridgesones, then crowns and bridges from Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, could be just what you need. This patient-centered family dentist offers a wide array of preventive, restorative and cosmetic services, including the best in porcelain crowns and fixed bridgework. She'll help you figure out if these treatments can return your smile to great form and function.

"You could use a crown"

Dr. Marchan may say this to patients who have teeth which are cracked, decayed, abscessed, or misshapen. Don't worry, though, because crowns are custom-made caps of pristine, tooth-colored porcelain. They fully cover teeth from the gums to the chewing surfaces, restoring what disease and injury took from you.

Also, crowns restore teeth saved by endodontic therapy (root canal), and they top off dental implants. They anchor fixed bridgework, a dental prosthetic which replaces one or more missing teeth in a row.

Whatever the application, patients find crowns to be great alternatives to extraction. They last for years which just routine brushing, flossing, and hygienic cleanings at Dr. Marchan's office in Jacksonville, FL. So, "You need a crown" really is good news.

"Bridgework would help"

Dr. Marchan may say this to patients who have lost one or more teeth which neighbor each other on the top or bottom arches. Bridgework consists of porcelain pontic, or artificial, teeth attached to crowned teeth on opposite ends of a smile gap. The American College of Prosthodontists reports that 15 million people in the United States sport these custom-made tooth replacements, wearing them successfully for ten years or longer.

The same oral hygiene habits which care for single dental crowns apply to fixed bridgework. Patients should take extra care if their prosthetics are supported by dental implants, titanium screws inserted into the jaw to keep bridges in perfect position.

The treatments

When you see your family dentist for crowns or bridgework, expect a complete oral exam and a set of digital X-rays. Dr. Marchan will explain your options and the procedure, including placement of a temporary crown or bridge as needed. You'll also learn about any brushing or flossing techniques you'll need to keep your cap or bridge clean and long-lasting.

Love your smile again

You can when your family dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan and her team help you choose a dental crown or fixed bridgework. Call today for a detailed (and friendly) consultation in Jacksonville, FL. We have convenient early evening hours at (904) 221-5678.





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