When a tooth becomes damaged, the sensitive inner tooth structure becomes exposed to harmful bacteria. Soon, patients find their smiles vulnerable to cavities, infection, and even painful abscesses. Without treatment, the tooth may eventually require extraction. Fortunately, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer an array of options for repairing damaged teeth. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists use a fun quiz to discuss dental repair. Dental Repair Quiz 1. True or False: Your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists can address tooth decay using tooth-colored fillings. 2. True or False: Dental bonding helps repair cracked or chipped teeth. 3. True or False: Porcelain veneers restore teeth suffering from a number of imperfections. 4. True or False: For injury and advanced decay, your Livingston dentists may recommend a dental crown. Answer Key 1. True. Our fillings are metal-free and can be shaded to match your teeth. Strong and natural looking, composite fillings can address cavities and restore your tooth. 2. True. Your Livingston dentists will apply several thin layers of composite resin to the tooth, sculpting and molding the tooth as the material cures. Bonding masks permanent teeth stains while repairing fractured or broken teeth. 3. True. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain placed on the front of a patient’s tooth. The veneers look natural and repair cracked or chipped teeth, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, correct the appearance of misalignment, and mask permanent dental discoloration. 4. True. A crown is a cap that fits completely over the visible portion of the tooth. Our crowns are made from lifelike dental porcelain, or zirconia for added strength. Crowns repair teeth that have been damaged from injury or decay. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists When you have a chipped or cracked tooth, immediate dental care is crucial. For more information, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will use the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to repair your damaged tooth. 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.