What are crowns?
A dental crown repairs a tooth so weakened by breakage or decay that a filling is not possible. Your crown will be custom-made to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth. The crown replaces the entire external portion of your tooth and protects it from further decay or damage. (But don’t think this means that you can avoid brushing or flossing in the future!)
What will happen during my appointment?
During your dental crown appointment, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth. A temporary crown is made from the impression, while a permanent crown will be made in a laboratory. Your existing tooth will be filed down in order for the crown to fit perfectly.
Treat your temporary crown as you would your natural teeth. Brush carefully to keep your crown in place, and try to stay away from hard or chewy foods, which may dislodge your temporary crown.
A few weeks after your appointment, you’ll return to the office for the placement of your permanent crown.