Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your teeth.
The process of making a crown takes 2-3 visits. The tooth is reshaped and any decay is removed. Once the tooth has been reshaped, impressions of the teeth are taken, sent to the lab for a custom look and fit. Before leaving, your will have fit a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be custom made.
Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing.