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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 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.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening can be simple once you know what to do. To get more information, visit Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL. Her practice is the perfect place to explore tooth whitening both at home and in the office.

Here are some tips on maintaining a grin that gleams:
 

Avoid certain foods

Chocolate, red wine, coffee, and black tea -- all of these can cause stains over time. As our teeth age and stain, it’s tempting to hide our smile. Foods and beverages with lots of pigment and are sometimes hard to brush away. Keep a shiny smile by consuming in moderation.

Quit smoking

Tar deposits on the teeth and unfresh breath are just two of the side effects of tobacco use. The residues can cause stains on the teeth, gums, and lead to tooth loss.

Clean in between

Floss between the teeth daily. Use a Waterpik or manual floss, taking care to put extra effort into cleaning tight spaces. Food particles get stuck in between teeth. Removing the plaque that accumulates around teeth helps to ensure a better result when using at-home whitening kits.

Brush each day

Brush your teeth twice daily. Regular cleansing of the teeth helps remove stains that accumulate on the enamel. For stubborn stains, ask your dentist if you are a great candidate for veneers.

Make sure to replace your brush heads every three months to maintain proper cleaning power.

Over the counter treatments

At-home treatments have enough active ingredients to be effective at keeping your teeth white and shiny in-between visits. Ask your dentist about Philips Zoom!, and other professional techniques to maintain a great smile.

Lastly, a thorough cleaning will set you up to win against stained teeth. Call Dr. Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, at (904) 221-5678 to schedule an appointment today.

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.