A crown serves a number of purposes. Designed to be durable and esthetically pleasing, a crown may be the key to returning your smile to full function and beauty. At The Silverstrom Group, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, offer patients quality smile restoration with the latest in strong, natural looking porcelain crowns. Livingston Porcelain Crown Quiz 1. True or False: Porcelain looks natural. 2. True or False: Crowns can be used for multiple dental procedures. 3. True or False: Your Livingston dentists offer single visit porcelain crowns. 4. True or False: With proper care, crowns provide long lasting restoration. Answer Key 1. True. Porcelain reflects light in a similar manner as tooth enamel, providing a natural looking translucence. Porcelain crowns can also be shaded to ensure your restorations blend seamlessly with your smile. 2. True. A crown may be recommended to repair a tooth suffering from advanced decay or injury, including chips and fractures. Crowns are also used to restore teeth following root canal procedures. In some cases, a crown may even be recommend in a tooth replacement procedure, anchoring dental bridges into place and topping dental implants. 3. True. Typically, a crown requires two procedures with a brief interim of wearing a temporary crown. However, CEREC technology allows your Livingston dentists to create and place a custom-made porcelain crown in just one visit. With CEREC, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can also fabricate and place single-visit inlays, onlays, and veneers. 4. True. Crowns require the same care and attention as natural teeth. Tooth decay and gum disease can both lead to restoration failure, so you should always practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once, cleansing your mouth of harmful bacteria. In addition, always attend routine checkups and cleanings. These visits allow Dr. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom to watch for the early signs of dental issues and assess the condition of your crown. 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.