Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain fused to gold and the all gold crown.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits. Initially, the Dentist removes decay, replaces the lost tooth structure with a build-up material, and then shapes the tooth. An impression of the prepared tooth will be taken and a temporary crown will be fabricated and placed on the tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being processed at the lab. In a subsequent visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown, fits and adjusts the permanent crown and cements it into place.