Did you know that your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body? Our teeth are meant to withstand a lifetime of wear and tear. Unfortunately, despite the strength of our enamel, our teeth can still be damaged. Whether from trauma or advanced tooth decay, tooth enamel can often become cracked or broken, leaving our teeth vulnerable to bacterial infection. Thankfully, a simple dental procedure can protect and preserve your teeth. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain the benefits of dental crowns.


Don’t Hesitate!

A variety of factors can lead to a damaged tooth. Poor oral hygiene may allow cavities to develop, or an injury may crack or chip the surface of our teeth. In either event, suddenly the sensitive layers of dentin beneath the enamel are exposed to bacteria. Bacteria further the spread of tooth decay, which can eventually reach the inner pulp. Your pulp is a mass of living tissue at the center of the tooth. When bacteria infect the pulp, an abscess can form and the pulp can die, effectively killing your tooth. If you begin to experience tooth sensitivity to frequent toothaches, make an appointment with your Livingston dentists right away!

What is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a cap that fits completely over an affected tooth. Crowns protect the remaining tooth structure and safeguard the tooth against decay. Your Livingston dentists also use crowns to provide natural looking tooth replacement, using them to secure dental bridges and placing them on top of dental implants. A crown allows Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom to return your tooth to optimal function and appearance.

Single Visit Crowns

At The Silverstrom Group, your Livingston cosmetic dentists can create and place a custom-made crown in just one visit! For over 15 years, Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom have been offering this breakthrough technology. Using 3D images and a special CEREC machine, a crown can be crafted based on Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom’s exact specifications.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists

Are you interested in restoring your smile with CEREC single visit crowns? Schedule a consultation with your Livingston cosmetic dentists, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom today to discuss our cosmetic dental procedures. 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.