An all-porcelain crown is a protective covering that goes around the top and sides of your tooth like a helmet. When a cavity or a filling is very large, the tooth has a greater chance of breaking without a crown.
Today’s porcelain materials are the strongest ever in dentistry.
During the first appointment, Dr. Hall will numb the area and then reduce the sides and top of your tooth (usually by about 1 millimeter) to make room for your crown. An impression of your tooth is then taken in order for a dental lab to make a custom crown for your tooth. A temporary is then made and worn until your next appointment, usually in about three weeks.
At your second appointment, your temporary is removed and your custom-made white porcelain crown is fitted and cemented.