When a tooth becomes broken or suffers from advanced decay, a crown may be prescribed. Crowns repair damaged teeth and safeguard the smile against infection. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer natural looking and long lasting crowns. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explains how a crown can restore your smile. How Does a Crown Work? A crown is a cap that fits completely over the visible portion of the tooth. After cleaning and preparing the tooth, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will take an impression. Our expert ceramist will use the impression to craft your crown. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will check the fit and place the crown using a powerful bonding agent. Crowns can also be used to restore a tooth following a root canal procedure and anchor dental bridges into place. Crowns can even aid in the replacement of missing teeth by topping dental implants. What Materials are used to Create Dental Crowns? What a crown is made from depends on where the crown is being placed. For example, for the front teeth, a porcelain crown may be used. Porcelain mimics the translucent qualities of tooth enamel and looks completely natural. For the rear teeth, which will need to withstand more powerful bite forces, a zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown may be recommended. CEREC Single Visit Crowns At The Silverstrom Group, we offer breakthrough CEREC crowns. With CEREC technology, a crown can be designed and placed during a single visit. Using ceramic, the crown will be strong and esthetically pleasing. For more information on CEREC crowns, contact yourLivingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists A crown can help return your tooth to full function and appearance. To learn more about our innovative dental crowns, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will perform a thorough examination and decide which of our crowns will best restore your smile. 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.