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Difference between caps and crowns?

Posted on Monday, Aug. 10th 2009 11:03 AM by Dental Plan Reviews in Crowns, Dental Help, Technology No Comments »

There is no difference between a cap and a crown. Dentist will normally use the term crown. While people will sometimes refer to a crown as a cap. They are one in the same. The difference would be what type of crown you want to have. These would be the two most common.

All-Porcelain Crowns General Description

Inlays, onlays, crowns and aesthetic veneers May fracture under heavy biting loads

Strength depends on adequate porcelain thickness; Color and translucency mimic natural tooth appearance Cost is about 10% higher; requires at least two office visits and laboratory services

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

Porcelain is fused to an underlying metal structure to provide strength to a crown or bridge
Crowns and fixed bridges Very strong and durable Including both porcelain and metal creates a stronger restoration than porcelain alone Porcelain can mimic natural tooth appearance, but metal limits translucency. Requires at least two office visits and laboratory services

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Difference between caps and crowns?, 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
Posted on Monday, Aug. 10th 2009 11:03 AM | by Dental Plan Reviews | in Crowns, Dental Help, Technology | No Comments »

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