When our teeth become afflicted with decay or infection, a dental crown may be recommended to return the tooth to optimal health and function. A crown is simply a cap that fits over the visible portion of the tooth. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer an array of crowns made from durable and esthetically pleasing materials. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, use a fun quiz to discuss the importance of dental crowns.Dental Crown Quiz1. True or False: Crowns can be used for a variety of procedures.2. True or False: Our dental crowns look natural.3. True or False: Your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists offer single-visit crowns.Answer Key1. True. A crown can be used to restore a tooth suffering from decay. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom may also use a crown to protect a tooth following a root canal procedure. Crowns can be used to replace missing teeth in dental bridge and dental implant procedures as well. Crowns may also be recommended to repair injured teeth or even mask permanent teeth stains.3. True. Our crowns are made with dental porcelain. This material looks like a natural tooth, mimicking the translucent qualities of enamel. For teeth near the back of the mouth, which must endure more powerful bite forces, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom may recommend an esthetically pleasing zirconia crown or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown.4. True. Using the latest in CEREC technology, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will design, fabricate, and place a custom-made crown in a single visit. CEREC crowns save time and money, providing durable restorations made from dental ceramic in one visit.Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic DentistsInterested in improving the health and appearance of your smile with dental crowns? To learn more about the cosmetic and restorative capabilities of dental crowns, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom or Dr. Gary Silverstrom may recommend a dental cronw to address everything from tooth decay to permanent teeth stains. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.