How is a crown made?

  • First, the tooth is prepared by reducing its size so that the crown can fit over it properly.
  • Next, an impression of the prepared tooth is made to provide an exact mold for the crown. Your dentist will choose a tooth color that closely matches your own tooth shade. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab that will make your crown.
  • While waiting for your permanent crown, a temporary cap will be placed over the prepared tooth.
  • Finally, your dentist will cement your permanent crown into place.


What types of materials are used to make crowns?

  • Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including alloys of gold or other non-precious metals, porcelain, acrylic or ceramic. Ask your dentist what material is best for your restoration.




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(310) 670-2646


8729 La Tijera Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90045

Office Hours:

Monday - 9am to 6pm
Tuesday - 9am to 6pm
Wednesday - 1pm to 9pm
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