The Fitting Process
To be fitted with crowns, your natural teeth need to be filed down. When you’re first fitted for crowns, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown to ensure it sits properly and does not affect your bite. To do so, they’ll make an impression of your natural tooth to customize a temporary crown. If you’re fitted with a temporary crown, you’ll be sent home to give you time to adjust to it.
When you come in for your follow-up appointment, your dentist will cement it into place permanently. Temporary crowns are not made to withstand long-term wear due to being made of restorative material. If you wear a temporary crown for longer than intended, it can break and leave your natural tooth vulnerable to damage and infection.