Once a tooth has been fully treated for damage or decay, Dr. Karafin will take a mold of the tooth, which will be sent to a trusted offsite lab, where technicians will create your custom crown. In the meantime, you will wear a temporary crown. After two to three weeks, you will return to our office to have your permanent crown placed. The process of creating a dental bridge is very similar. Dr. Karafin will take a mold of the gap in your smile, as well as the surrounding teeth, to create a restoration that achieves a proper fit and natural appearance. After placing your crown or bridge. Dr. Karafin will make any necessary adjustments to achieve a comfortable, balanced bite.