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EVOLUTION OF THE DENTAL CROWN

June 18th, 2014

When teeth have lost a significant portion of their structure to decay or trauma, a dental crown (sometimes referred to as a cap) is indicated for long term protection and functional rebuilding of the tooth.  This treatment has been done for thousands of years.  Crowns and bridges go back to the ancient Etruscans in about 200 AD and, as with everything else, the process keeps getting refined and materials keep changing. Read More »

WHAT TYPE OF CROWN

September 27th, 2012

When a tooth has been extensively filled or decayed, often the treatment of choice is to place a crown (sometimes referred to as a cap).  Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth and provide strength that resists further breakage with normal function.  But what material is best? Read More »

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