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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.