If you need a dental crown, you’re probably eager to get it. After all, the cap will protect and beautify your pearly white. Still, crown placement can’t actually be done immediately. Your local dentist will have to prepare your tooth for treatment first. (A crown won’t work otherwise.) As for what that prep work looks like, your Windermere dental practice is happy to explain. To that end, here’s how a dentist prepares a tooth for a crown.