Dental crowns in essence are caps which fit over your existing teeth, so as to protect them from further damage, and to hide any chips, cracks, or discoloration. The specific type of crowns
you have installed will depend on the kind of damage you have in your teeth, which teeth are affected, and what type of material will best match your other teeth. Crowns can be made of several different substances, including zirconia, porcelain, ceramic, various metals, or a resin composite. Your dentist will also consider how much of the crowned tooth will show when you smile.
When you go to your first appointment with the dentist, an impression will be taken of your mouth and that will be sent to a laboratory. Then a temporary crown will be put in place while you're waiting, and it will be fixed in place by temporary cement. When the permanent crown has been prepared, the temporary one will be removed, and the permanent one will be fitted into your mouth. If any adjustments are necessary, they will be done at this time, so as to ensure that your crown fits naturally and comfortably along with other teeth in your mouth.