What happens if a tooth becomes damaged? How do you treat an infected tooth or replace a lost one? At The Silverstrom Dental Group, we offer restorative procedures to return a damaged or lost tooth to full function and beauty. With a porcelain crown, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, can rejuvenate your smile. Livingston Quiz on Porcelain Crowns 1. True or False: Crowns repair damaged teeth. 2. True or False: Crowns help replace lost teeth. 3. True or False: Your Livingston dentists offer single visit crowns. 4. True or False: Porcelain crowns look natural. Answer Key 1. True. A crown acts as a cap that fits over the visible portion of your tooth. When a tooth becomes infected or decay, your Livingston dentists may prescribe a crown to protect the remaining tooth structure and prevent further damage. Crowns are designed to match surrounding teeth and withstand powerful bite forces. 2. True. Crowns help replace missing teeth in dental bridge and dental implant procedures. Crowns may be used for restoration in root canal procedures, as well. A crown can help you eat and smile with confidence. 3. True. With CEREC technology, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can create and place a custom-made crown in a single visit. After taking photographs and x-rays of your teeth, a 3D image will be created. The CEREC machine will then mill the tooth from a block of ceramic based on this model. After checking the fit and making any necessary adjustments, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will place the crown using a bonding agent. 4. True. Porcelain mimics the translucent qualities of tooth enamel. As a result, your crown will reflect light in a similar manner as natural teeth. The crown can also be shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile. Porcelain crowns are strong and can provide decades of quality restoration. About Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom: The Silverstrom Dental Group provides the latest in comprehensive dental care for patients in Livingston, NJ and surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call (973) 797-9345.