The term "crown" is used to describe the portion of your tooth that extends above the gumline - in other words, the portion of the tooth that can be seen in a healthy mouth. It is also used more colloquially to describe the dental procedure of having a prosthetic "crown" placed over a decayed, chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged tooth.
The use of this dental procedure code applies when the temporary crown placed on a tooth is “provisional” in nature, is ‘provisional’ in nature, meaning it stays in place temporarily as a placeholder until the final prosthetic crown can be placed.” A provisional crown is different than a temporary crown, however. A temporary crown is used for aesthetic purposes to cover a restoration in process while a lab creates the final version of a crown. Provisional crowns are more durable and can be in place for up to six months.”