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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
June 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dentistry Services  

Could a cosmetic dentistry procedure offered by Dr. Selena Marchan, your dentist in Jacksonville, FL, improve your smile? Crowns, bonding, teeth whitening, and veneers all help you enhance, restore, and protect your smile.

Dental crowns

Crowns offer multiple benefits for your smile. If you've broken a tooth, adding a crown will restore the normal appearance and functionality of the tooth. When you're unhappy with the appearance of a tooth, a crown can conceal discolorations/imperfections, lengthen short teeth, or improve the appearance of crooked teeth. Crowns also prevent cracked or fragile teeth from breaking.

Hollow crowns completely cover teeth after they've been reduced in size. The restorations are created from an impression of your mouth to ensure that they look and feel completely natural.

Veneers

If minor flaws mar your teeth, veneers offer a simple way to makeover your smile. Although porcelain or plastic veneers are no thicker than a fingernail, they provide excellent coverage for imperfections. The tooth-shaped shells are cemented to the fronts of teeth and can:

  • Change the shape or length of teeth
  • Hide cracks, chips or other flaws
  • Conceal slight gaps between teeth
  • Keep discolorations out of sight
  • Whiten your entire smile

Bonding

When your tooth is discolored, chipped or worn down, bonding may offer the perfect solution. Your dentist adds composite resin, a material that looks like tooth enamel, to your tooth, shapes the resin, then hardens it with a curing light. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures yet offers impressive results.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening dramatically lightens dull, stained teeth in just about an hour in our Jacksonville dental office. During the treatment, your dentist uses professional-strength hydrogen peroxide to safely bleach your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide breaks up and eliminates the dark pigments that cause stains in your tooth enamel.

Interested? Give us a call

Boost your smile with cosmetic dentistry! Call your Jacksonville, FL, dentist, Dr. Marchan, at (904) 221-5678 to schedule your appointment.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
April 13, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Root Canals  

A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is a helpful procedure that removes the infection from the inside of a tooth and eliminates the need to extract it. Although root canals have been around a long time, many of Dr. Selena Marchan's patients in Jacksonville, Florida still have questions and concerns when they find out they need one. Below are the answers to some questions that dentists are frequently asked about root canals.

Why do I need a root canal?

There are several reasons why your Jacksonville dentist might decide you need a root canal. The main one is that decay has progressed to the point of being too large or invasive to treat with a regular cavity filling. An injury to the tooth may have irreversibly damaged the tissues inside the tooth. Previous restorations may have failed and require a more substantial treatment to repair them. In any case, Dr. Marchan will do a thorough examination and take x-rays to determine the need for a root canal.

What happens during a root canal?

Root canals from your Jacksonville dentist start with anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding area. An opening is made on the outside of the tooth to access the inner tissues, which are essentially "cleaned out" to leave the tooth hollow. The space inside the tooth is then filled with a rubber material to stabilize it. To further protect your tooth, Dr. Marchan will apply a crown on top; these are tooth-shaped restorations that are hollowed out to fit on top of the treated tooth and seal it off from any more damage. A temporary crown may be necessary at first while a more permanent one is created.

Does a root canal hurt?

A lot of dental patients feel anxious when they hear that they need a root canal. For reasons we don't understand, the reputation of painful root canals continues to persist despite the fact that dental anesthesia, recovery, and the procedures themselves have evolved to be simple to heal and virtually painless. In fact, a root canal can be thought of as a large cavity filling; the process is similar and the same numbing techniques will be used. If you are still feeling uneasy about having a root canal, your Jacksonville family dentist can suggest some sedation options to help you relax during your appointment.

For all dental procedures and treatments with Dr. Selena Marchan, your family dentist in Jacksonville, Florida, contact our office at (904) 221-5678 to talk with one of our friendly scheduling staff members.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
April 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Emergency  

Would you know what to do if a dental emergency happened to you?

We know that a dental emergency was never something you thought you or your child would have to deal with, but unfortunately, it happens more often than we would like; however, it doesn’t have to be scary if you know what actions to take to protect your smile. From the office of our Jacksonville, FL, family dentist Dr. Selena Marchan, here are the most common dental emergencies and what you should do if they happen to you or someone you love,

A Toothache

That’s right, a simple toothache is considered a dental emergency. That’s because a toothache can be a sign of a cavity, infection or injury (e.g. cracked tooth). Unfortunately, this isn’t a problem that will fix itself so if someone in your family is dealing with a toothache it’s time to see our Jacksonville, FL, dentist right away. In the meantime,

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to ease inflammation and pain
  • Take an anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate pain and swelling
  • Apply a topical anesthetic like Lidocaine to the gums around the tooth
  • Call our office

Dental Trauma

Dental trauma includes any injury to a tooth that results in problems such as chips, cracks and breaks, as well as dislodged or knocked out teeth. While the best thing you can do, especially for a knocked-out tooth, is to see your dentist immediately (we can often reattach the tooth if you come in within 30 minutes of the incident for treatment), here are some other tips to keep in mind,

  • If you are bleeding, apply pressure to the area with a clean compress to stop the bleeding.
  • If a permanent tooth is knocked out, find the tooth, rinse it in cold water (gently!) and then either try to place it back into the socket or hold it between the gums and your cheek and call our office.
  • Always handle a tooth by the crown. Never touch the roots!
  • If your tooth is chipped or cracked, it’s also important to collect the pieces and bring them with you to our office.

While COVID19 has put a stop to all non-essential, non-emergency dentistry it’s important to know that our Jacksonville, FL dentist is here for your family during true urgent and emergency medical needs. Call or text us at (904) 221-5678. In the meantime, stay safe and be well, and we will see you in May.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
February 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

If you want to have that signature Hollywood smile, dental veneers just might be the answer. These tooth-colored, ultra-slim shells of porcelain are tailor-fitted to conceal your real teeth to give you a beautiful and dazzling smile. Dental veneers are highly capable of fixing a myriad of cosmetic imperfections, from badly stained teeth to a slightly misaligned bite and gaps in between your teeth.

Additionally, advances in modern cosmetic dentistry can produce veneers that provide a more natural feel and look than what was available several years before. During your appointment here at our practice in Jacksonville, FL, our cosmetic dentistry specialist, Dr. Selena Marchan, DMD, can tell you about veneers and how you can benefit from them.

How Do Dental Veneers Work Exactly?

Veneers are available in porcelain and composite resin materials. These super-slim, yet sturdy shells are specifically made to hide your teeth’s front surface. Porcelain veneers are the most sought-after option since they possess light-reflecting qualities that are very similar to the sheen of real teeth. They’re applied directly over your front teeth to mask cosmetic defects and to change the length, shape, and size of the teeth.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

  • Since veneers are crafted from a material that closely mimics real teeth and is shaped individually for the patient, it is virtually impossible to see the difference between real teeth and veneers.
  • You can choose from various “whiteness” shades when figuring out the most suitable level of whiteness you want for your veneers.
  • With routine and proper care, coupled with regular visits to our Jacksonville office, this cosmetic dentistry treatment could give you that Hollywood smile for many years to come.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Dental Veneers?

If you have minor gaps in between your teeth that really need correcting, you can opt for veneers instead of braces. If you have cracks or chips in your teeth or have minor misalignment, veneers could likewise effectively hide those as well. Additionally, veneers are the best solution for healthy, yet stained, teeth that professional teeth whitening can’t fix.

Looking to Get That Brilliant Hollywood Smile?

Arrange a visit to our office here in Jacksonville, FL, by dialing (904) 221-5678. Dr. Selena Marchan will walk you through the process and recommend related cosmetic dentistry treatments applicable to your specific needs.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 19, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

If you have teeth that with dark stains from smoking, broken or damaged from trauma or injury, misaligned, or poorly shaped, your smile may benefit from one of our many dental services at the cosmetic dentistry office of Dr. Selena Marchan. Providing dental care in the Jackson, FL, area since 1995, Dr. Marchan dedicates herself to improving your oral health as well as the appearance of your smile in a relaxed, comfortable, and family-friendly atmosphere.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry is a professional oral care method that focuses on advancing the aesthetics of your mouth and everything inside. These procedures also offer healthful benefits that can strengthen teeth and help them avoid further decay or deterioration. Dr. Marchan uses the most innovative dental treatments and state-of-the-art technology to renew your smile.

Cosmetic Dental Services Available

If you desire to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, these are just a few of the procedures Dr. Marchan offers in her Jackson, FL office.

  • Cosmetic Fillings - Designed to match your natural tooth color, these are made from composite material to repair chips and cracks.
  • Dental Bonding - Similar to cosmetic fillings, these composites are used to close small gaps in the teeth or change their color and shape.
  • Dental Veneers - Crafted from porcelain, these laminate shells are placed over the front of the teeth when they are uneven, crooked, or misshapen.
  • Teeth Whitening - We provide in-office or at-home bleaching treatment that can improve the color of your discolored teeth to up to eight shades whiter.
  • Reshaping and Contouring - If your teeth are misaligned, cracked, or chipped, they can be reshaped and contoured with the assistance of dental bonding.

Cosmetic dentistry can restore the health and function of your smile while giving your confidence a boost. If you live near our Jackson, FL, cosmetic dentistry office, Dr. Selena Marchan can correct the look of your teeth and renew your smile. To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry services we provide, or to request an appointment, please call (904) 221-5678.





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