The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown usually involves:
Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it
Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown
Making a physical or digital impression of your teeth in order to create the custom crown
Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it to the tooth while the custom crown is being made
Removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth
Ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, and cementing it into place
New technologies have greatly reduced the time needed to make strong, natural-looking crowns. Once the procedure is completed, proper care should be taken to ensure the crown remains in good condition and the teeth and gums are healthy. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime!