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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.