How Dental Porcelain Crowns Are Made

During the first, the dentist typically makes an impression of the tooth, and then the impression is sent to a laboratory where a unique permanent crown will be created. Typically, a portion of your tooth will have to be removed for the crown to fit properly, and your tooth may require filing. After the dentist reshapes your tooth, they will use a special material to create the impression of it. Before sending you home, the dentist will provide you with a temporary crown to cover your tooth in between visits.

When you return, your dentist will have received the permanent crown from the laboratory. They will remove the temporary crown and fit the new permanent one. Before cementing the permanent crown in place, they will ensure that it fits comfortably and matches the color of your teeth.