Often, our teeth become damaged due to tooth decay resulting from injury, periodontitis, or poor oral hygiene. When cavities form, we may experience tooth sensitivity or chronic toothaches. If left untreated, your tooth may even become infected and require removal. In order to return a compromised tooth to full function and appearance, you may need a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how a crown can help restore your smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that fits completely over the visible portion of a tooth. Crowns preserve the remaining tooth structure while preventing further infection or decay. Crowns may also be used as replacement teeth in dental implant and dental bridge procedures.
At The Silverstrom Group, our crowns are made from special dental porcelain. Dental porcelain reflects light in a similar manner as tooth enamel, mimicking your enamel’s translucent qualities. As a result, your crowns blend seamlessly with your smile, imitating natural teeth. Porcelain is durable, as well. With proper care, your crowns can provide decades of quality smile restoration.
In most cases, receiving a new crown would require at least two visits. Thankfully, your Livingston cosmetic dentists offer a convenient alternative. We understand your schedule is hectic, which is why we offer CEREC crowns. CEREC technology allows Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom to create and place a custom-made dental crown in a single visit. Using impressions, x-rays, and photographs of your tooth, a 3D computer image will be created. The information is then uploaded into a special CEREC machine, which mills your new crown. After checking the fit for comfort and accuracy, your Livingston dentists will apply your new dental crown.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
Do you suffer from advanced tooth decay or an injured tooth? For a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options, contact your Livingston cosmetic dentists today. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform smiles. 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.