What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking two molds (or impressions). One will be used to create your custom made crown. The other mold will be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two to three weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. The crown may need to be adjusted to fit, and an x-ray will be taken prior to placement, to ensure a precise fit.