A crown is a permanent fixture that covers the whole tooth. This is cemented to remaining tooth structure, and is meant to fully function as a regular tooth.
There are multiple reasons why a crown should be placed such as replacing a large piece of missing tooth, replacing a large old filling, protecting a tooth that has had a root canal, or for cosmetic purposes.
Once we determine that you are a fit candidate for a crown, it will usually take two appointments to complete at our dental office.
Your first appointment will consist of prepping the tooth for the crown, taking an impression, and creating a temporary crown until the permanent one is ready from the highly qualified lab.
At your second visit, Dr. Schultz will remove the temporary crown and seat the permanent crown. She will make sure that everything fits correctly and that you are happy with the fit and color before cementing it!