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What are dental crowns?

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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth. It covers the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

From: Dental Crowns WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 14, 2017

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 14, 2017

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