Hover over Example F for another example of imperfections duplicated in a cosmetic crown.
Fitting a Dental Crown
1. The procedure starts with a local anesthetic from the dentist.
2. From here the dentist will file down the offending tooth, making space for the new crown in the patient’s existing bite.
3. The dentist takes an impression of the filed-down tooth and adjacent teeth, which will form a mold used to custom craft the final crown. The mold ensures that the final crown will be the right shape for your mouth and bite.
4. The dentist builds a temporary crown that covers the tooth that needs to be restored. This temporary crown is made from an impression of the tooth before it was filed down, and may not have the same shape or colour as a final crown.
5. At the next visit, the dentist replaces the temporary fitting with the permanent cosmetic crown. They’ll make minor adjustments to ensure that the crown fits well, and has the right shape, colour and bite. When this is done the dentist cements the crown into place.