When a tooth is fractured, has a large old filling, or is severly damaged due to decay, or after a root canal, your dentist may recommend placement of a crown. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Dental crowns normally take 2 visits, first visit is the preparation of the tooth and impression is taken and sent to the laboratory to fabricate the crown and after 7-10 days it gets cemented or bonded on to your tooth.
During that time period, your dentist makes you a temporary crown. There are several types of crowns depending on your situation, but mainly we use porcelain crowns which are matched to your own tooth’s color, so that you will not notice the difference between the crown and your teeth.