When the tooth is prepared, we will take impressions to guide the creation of the crown at an off-site lab. You will be provided with a temporary crown until your next appointment, roughly two weeks later, which will allow you to eat, chew, and talk normally in the meantime. During your second appointment, your doctor will replace your temporary crown with your permanent restoration and cement it in place. He will also check to make sure that your bite is comfortable and feels natural, making any necessary adjustments.
Before you leave, you will also receive detailed instructions on how to care for your dental crown. With good oral hygiene and twice-yearly cleanings and exams, a high-quality restoration can not only improve the function and health of your tooth, but can also improve the appearance of your smile for many years to come.