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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
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
August 28, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign is the revolutionary way to straighten your smile easily, quickly, and comfortably. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you owe it to yourself and your smile to consider Invisalign. Offered here at Dr. Selena Marchan's in Jacksonville, FL, Invisalign can improve your smile in a way that fits comfortably into your lifestyle—read on to learn more!

Why should I choose Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a unique system of oral appliances known as aligners. Made of clear, smooth plastic, these aligners are virtually invisible, totally comfortable, and completely removable, allowing you to enjoy all of the foods that you love during treatment. This removability also makes it easier to keep your smile healthy, as you can simply take out the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would.

What can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign corrects the same dental problems as conventional brackets and wires including overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bites, and gaps between teeth.

How does Invisalign work?

Treatment begins when you receive your first set of Invisalign aligners, which you wear for two weeks. Afterward, you receive your next set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. You will then move on to a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually and comfortably move into proper position. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to monitor your progress.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

You can expect your Invisalign treatment to be completed in 9 to 15 months, depending on your individual case and your individual characteristics.

Interested? Give us a call!

You deserve your best smile, and Invisalign can help you achieve it. To find out more about revolutionary Invisalign orthodontic treatment, call Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, today at (904) 221-5678.