When a filling isn’t enough, it may be time to use a crown. A filling replaces a portion of the tooth and a crown covers the entire tooth – serving as a new outer shell. Crowns contain porcelain, providing a similar look and feel of a normal tooth.
How it’s done:
The dentist begins by reshaping your tooth to the way that your want it. Generally, this includes the removal of a portion of the tooth. The dentist will make an impression of your tooth which is sent to an external dental library and is professionally manufactured. You are fitted for a temporary crown, used to protect your tooth, while you wait.
When the crown arrives, the dentist removes the temporary crown and fits you for your permanent crown.