Having a Crown fitted – the Process

So, you’re having a porcelain crown fitted. What does this mean?


Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. A dental crown may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay or replace a pre-existing crown.

The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material. There are many kinds of material that can be used. It’s best to explore the resources area of our site and/or speak to your Dentist about which material is best for your case.

There are three general steps in the process:



There are many instances where you will require the use of Dental Crowns. Your teeth may have decay or damage so extensive that direct composite bonding or other conservative treatments aren’t viable options. You may have undergone root canal therapy or you would like to change the cosmetic appearance of your smile.

Your dentist will discuss the various materials that can be used and describe the tooth preparation process.



During the dental crown procedure, your dentist prepares the tooth and makes a moulded impression of the prepared teeth to send to our Laboratory.

A fitted, temporary crown is created during this visit to temporarily protect the tooth while the final restoration is being made by us. The temporary crown allows you to go about your normal routine until your permanent crown is complete.



This appointment involves your Crown being cemented in permanently. The temporary crown is taken off and the new permanent crown is inserted in its place.