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What are onlays and 3/4 crowns?

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Onlays and 3/4 crowns are variations on traditional dental crowns. The difference between these crowns and conventional crowns is their coverage of the underlying tooth. The traditional crown covers the entire tooth; onlays and 3/4 crowns cover the underlying tooth to a lesser extent.

From: Dental Crowns WebMD Medical Reference

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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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