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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.