In cases of more extensively damaged tooth, ceramic crowns are normally applied as part of reconstruction. Several types of material are used, depending on whether the crown is to be applied to just one tooth or more teeth, or where in the mouth the treatment needs to be applied. In each case the final result should be the complete reconstruction of damaged teeth into their initial form.

During the first phase, the treated tooth must be filed and dental impressions are made. Then a crown is made. During the whole procedure, the tooth is protected by a temporary resin crown which means that the patient is able to eat and talk, without anybody even knowing that the person is undergoing dental treatment. During the next appointment, the temporary crown is replaced by the new permanent one.