Crowns fabricated in a dental lab can be made from several different materials such as ceramic, porcelain, gold or a combination of porcelain and metal Porcelain or Ceramic crowns are most commonly used in dental practices today. These crowns match the color, size and shape of your existing teeth.
A traditional crown usually requires two appointments. At the initial appointment, your tooth would be prepared so that it is ready for a crown. An impression would be taken to be sent to the dental lab in which your crown would be fabricated. A plastic temporary crown would be placed on your tooth for approximately two weeks. At your second appointment, we would remove the temporary replace it with your new crown that would be cemented or bonded in place.