1) The dentist begins by preparing the tooth for the procedure; this starts with removing the tooth’s outer portion to ensure the crown will fit correctly. Any decay is also removed. Your dentist may then build up the core of the tooth if additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown.
2) Next, an impression will be made from a mold or a digital scan of the tooth is created to provide an exact model for the crown.
3) It is possible that you will be fitted with a temporary crown while you are waiting for your new permanent crown to be crafted. This process will usually take less than two weeks. Throughout the time you have a temporary crown, you may find the tooth to be sensitive to hot and cold. It is advisable to avoid eating sticky foods during this period.
4) Once your new crown is ready, your dentist will place it in your mouth and then make any required adjustments. It is only once both you and your dentist are happy with how it looks and feels, will the crown be cemented into place.