Sometimes the best option for teeth with more extensive decay is a dental crown, which offers an ideal aesthetic and functional restorative solution.
A crown can help to preserve the natural tooth (which is always our goal) and maintain the supporting bone structure and stability of the surrounding and adjacent teeth.
To ensure that the crown matches the look and function of your natural teeth, the first step is to take an impression that will be used to make a model of your unique teeth and bite. The tooth is then prepped by removal of the decayed areas and another impression is taken so that the final crown will fit properly when it is placed.
Sometimes the final crown can be placed on the same day but other times a temporary crown will be placed while your final restoration is being created. Your dentist can help you understand which type of crown is best for you as an individual and your unique situation.