1) The dentist starts by preparing the tooth; this includes removing the tooth’s outer portion to ensure the crown will fit. If there is any decay, then this is also removed. If some additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown, your dentist may build up the core of the tooth.
2) An impression made from a mold or by digitally scanning the tooth is created to provide an exact model for the crown.
3) You may be fitted with a temporary crown while you are waiting for your new permanent crown to be completed and ready. This is a process that usually takes less than two weeks. During the period you have a temporary crown, the tooth may be fairly sensitive to hot and cold. It is advisable to avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods during this time.
4) When your new crown is completed and ready, your dentist will place it in your mouth and make the necessary adjustments. Only once both you and your dentist are happy with how it looks and feels, the crown will be cemented into place.