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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.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
July 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns   Bridges  

Missing or weakened teeth have many effects on your smile. However, you can keep your smile full and strong with dental crowns and bridges. These dental restorations can work together or separately to give you a smile you love. Learn more about crowns and bridges with Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL.Bridges

What are crowns? 
Crowns are a tooth-shaped, cap-like dental restoration which fits over a tooth. A dental laboratory creates the crown based on a mold of the mouth, carefully molding it into the correct shape to fit into your smile. Color-matching techniques used ensure an even-colored smile. Dentists use crowns to strengthen a weakened tooth, improve the appearance of a misshapen or stained tooth, stabilize a tooth with a large filling or replace a missing tooth in conjunction with a dental implant. Additionally, crowns on either side of a dental bridge anchor it into place.

What are bridges? 
Similar to crowns, a dental bridge is a porcelain dental restoration created in a dental laboratory. Bridges, however, replace a missing tooth. Instead of a single tooth-shaped crown, a bridge has three prosthetic teeth in a row with a crown on either end. The crowns attach to the teeth surrounding the gap and hold the bridge in place, filling in the gap. A removable bridge uses metal clasps on either side to latch onto the surrounding teeth.

Crowns and Bridges in Jacksonville, FL
Dental crowns and bridges restore the mouth’s biting surface, making eating and chewing less difficult. They also give you a smile you can be proud of, boosting confidence and making social interactions more enjoyable. These important dental restorations are made to last, improving your smile for many years with the proper care. Caring for your crowns or bridges involves simply brushing them with your natural teeth twice daily and flossing at least once. A bridge may require special threading floss to clean its underside. Consult with your dentist for the best at-home oral care techniques for your dental restorations.

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