Did you know that our tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body? The purpose of enamel is to protect our teeth from injury and bacteria. Unfortunately, whether through trauma or neglect, our teeth can be damaged by cracks or chips. When this happens, our enamel becomes compromised and our teeth vulnerable to cavities and infection. Thankfully, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, provide the care necessary to restore broken teeth and safeguard your smile. In today’s blog, your Livingston cosmetic dentists provide a fun quiz to discuss our methods of dental repair.
Dental Restoration Quiz
1. True or False: Dental bonding repairs fractures and breaks in a tooth.
2. True or False: Porcelain veneers restore smiles and mimic tooth enamel.
3. True or False: Crowns completely cover a damaged tooth.
Dental Restoration Quiz Answer Key
1. True. With dental bonding, your Livingston dentists use a composite resin to repair broken teeth. The material can even be shaded to blend with your natural teeth. The resin is applied in several thin layers, allowing Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom to mold and reshape your tooth as the material cures.
2. True. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of special dental porcelain placed on a patient’s front teeth. Veneers reflect light in a similar manner as tooth enamel, so they provide natural looking and long lasting repair.
3. True. A crown is a cap that completely covers the visible portion of a tooth. Crowns preserve the remaining tooth structure while preventing further infection or decay. Our crowns are custom-made to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists
Do you have a broken tooth? Remember, repairing your damaged tooth helps protect your smile. Contact your Livingston cosmetic dentists today for more information about our dental restoration procedures. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom can improve the health and appearance of your smile with composite bonding, porcelain crowns, and innovative porcelain veneers. In addition, we 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.