How is a crown made?

  • First, the tooth is prepared by reducing its size so that the crown can fit over it properly.

  • Next, an impression of the prepared tooth is made to provide an exact mold for the crown. Your dentist will choose a tooth color that closely matches your own tooth shade. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab that will make your crown.

  • While waiting for your permanent crown, a temporary cap will be placed over the prepared tooth.

  • Finally, your dentist will cement your permanent crown into place.


What types of materials are used to make crowns?

  • Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including alloys of gold or other non-precious metals, porcelain, acrylic or ceramic. Ask your dentist what material is best for your restoration.