Dental Crowns Process

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First, any restorative work, such as root canal therapy or filling a cavity, will be performed. Next, we’ll shape your tooth to allow the crown to fit flawlessly over it. Once all shaping has been completed, we’ll take impressions and send them to an off-site lab where your custom crown will be designed. If necessary, we will place a temporary crown over your natural tooth while your permanent crown is being created.

Once we’ve received your crown from the lab, we will try it on to inspect the shape, shade, and fit. If everything looks good, we will permanently cement it to your natural tooth. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to see how you’re adjusting to your new restorative piece.

Stainless Steel

This material is often used for temporary crowns or in children’s dentistry. Stainless steel crowns are considered a short-term option.


Metal crowns are long-lasting and typically can withstand the most wear and tear. This option is great for back molars and cost-effectiveness.


This restorative option can still be made to match the shade of your natural teeth, but has the strength of an all-metal base.


All-porcelain crowns provide the most natural-looking appearance. This material is often used on the most visible teeth.