First, you have to start with a tooth that shows radiographic and clinical decay around an old filling:
We gave him an injection, and then started to remove the "old" filling.
And just so you know, a gold crown is THE LONGEST LASTING CROWN there is. Seriously. Nothing will be here longer in this guy's mouth than a gold crown.
The tooth is filled up, shaped to look like a tooth, and then the patient is sent home. We had to wait a couple of weeks to make sure the tooth did not flare up in pain because of the big crack and the fact that we were using a drill in the middle of his tooth.
I shaped that tooth to fit a crown and then took an impression of the tooth. Then, in the laboratory, I make a new crown out of wax on a stone model of the tooth. The wax is turned into gold by a very long process, and then I cement that gold crown back into the patient's mouth. Here is the crown on the model, and here is the crown in the mouth.
|Gold crown in mouth after cementation|