The dental procedure will usually take place over the course of two dental appointments. The first dental appointment will consist of taking several highly accurate molds (impressions). These molds will be used to help create both your finalized porcelain crown, and a temporary crown. Once the molds have been taken, your porcelain crown will be custom-created in a dental laboratory over the course of approximately two weeks. During this time, you will wear a temporary crown. In preparation for the temporary dental crown, the dentist will numb your tooth, and clean any decay. Your tooth will be shaped to properly fit the crown. At your second dental appointment, the temporary crown will be removed. The dentist will prepare your tooth for the final crown by carefully cleaning your tooth again. The new crown will be placed to ensure that full functionality will be restored to your mouth. Instructions will be given from your dentist regarding your new dental crown. You will be encouraged to have regular dental visits to ensure your new crown remains in good shape.