What happens when you develop a cavity or damage your tooth? At The Silverstrom Group, we may recommend a porcelain crown to restore your tooth to full function and appearance. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, answer your questions about our strong and lifelike porcelain crowns. Porcelain Crowns Frequently Asked Questions Question: Why are crowns made from porcelain? Answer: We use porcelain to create crowns because they provide durable and natural looking restoration. Porcelain is a strong material that can withstand regular bite forces. Porcelain reflects light in a similar manner as tooth enamel, so your crown looks lifelike. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can also shade the crowns to ensure they match the surrounding teeth. Question: What smile issues can porcelain crowns address? Answer: Porcelain crowns can repair teeth that have been chipped or damaged due to advanced tooth decay. Crowns may also be used to replace missing teeth in dental bridge and dental implant procedures. Question: Can my Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists provide single visit crowns? Answer: Yes. With CEREC technology, a natural looking crown can be fabricated and placed in a single visit. Using 3D images and dental ceramic, you can receive quality restoration that blends seamlessly with your smile. Question: How long do porcelain crowns last? Answer: With the proper care, your porcelain crown can provide decades of quality smile repair. Simply care for your crown as you would your natural teeth. Always brush twice a day and floss once a day. Always attend routine checkups and cleanings as well. During these visits, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will assess the state of your restorations. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists Do you want to know more about our esthetically pleasing porcelain crowns? Then talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom or Dr. Gary Silverstrom can provide durable and lifelike porcelain crowns in just one visit. 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.