Richard will prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown. This will involve removing most of the outer surface, and leaving a strong inner core.
The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown.
Once the tooth is shaped, Richard will take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and a third to register how you bite together. The impressions will then be given to the dental technician, along with an appropriate shade and other information needed for the crown to be made.