The first step to placing a crown involves your provider removing the outer layer of the tooth, along with any decay. They may need to perform a core buildup by inserting a post and covering it with a dental filling to create a surface to attach the crown.
Next, your dentist takes an impression and creates a temporary crown made of stainless steel or acrylic-based material as a protective covering until your permanent crown arrives from the laboratory.
Approximately two weeks later, you'll come back to the office to have the permanent crown cemented to the tooth, so you're able to resume smiling once again.
The procedure is relatively painless, and your dentist takes all the necessary precautions to make sure you're comfortable during the process.
After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity, but it's minimal and should subside over time.