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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
June 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Finding the right treatment for your dental issue can seem confusing when faced with a list of services offered by your dentist. Reading cosmetic dentistryup on some of the most common dental services to improve the look of your smile can help you understand which procedures do what and work with your dentist to find the best treatment plan for you. Learn about crowns, bridges and veneers with Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL.

Dental Crowns 
Your dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have a broken or decayed tooth, a tooth which has undergone a procedure such as a root canal and was left with a large filling, or an unsightly or discolored tooth. The crown itself, made from porcelain, fits over the tooth from the top to surround the top and sides. Additionally, a dental crown may fit over a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

Dental Bridges 
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth and its root. Your Jacksonville dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone under your missing tooth, then allows it to heal. During the healing process, the bone grows around the implant, making it a part of the mouth’s natural makeup. Implants last a lifetime and can replace a single tooth, several teeth missing in a row, or every tooth on an arch with implant-supported dentures.

Dental Veneers 
Dental veneers fit over the surface of a tooth to cover its imperfections. Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain, also custom-made and color-matched to fit naturally into your smile. After preparing the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, your dentist bonds the porcelain shell onto the front of the tooth. With the proper care, veneers last about 20 years before requiring replacement or maintenance.

Porcelain Dental Restorations in Jacksonville, FL 
Each porcelain dental restoration is custom-made in a dental laboratory by a professional dental technician. The technician also color-matches each restoration to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring that your restoration fits into your smile flawlessly. Take care of your restoration by brushing twice daily and flossing once. See your dentist twice a year for regular examinations and cleanings.

For more information on porcelain dental restorations, please contact Dr. Marchan in Jacksonville, FL. Call (904) 221-5678 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Marchan today!