How many visits does it take to place a dental crown?

Permanent dental crowns are usually placed on your second visit with the dentist.

Getting a dental crown requires at least two visits. On the first visit your dentist will discuss the procedure with you to determine if it's right for you. A mold will also be taken. From this mold, the crown will be created, oftentimes in an offsite dental lab. On the following visit, the crown will fitted by your dentist onto your tooth or teeth. Follow up visits may be necessary to check the fitting, make any adjustments or if you're having any complications.

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