artificial crown

artificial crown
a restoration made of metal alone, metal with a veneer of porcelain or resin, or porcelain or resin alone that reproduces the entire surface anatomy of the clinical crown of a tooth; it may be attached to a prepared tooth stump, to one partially rebuilt by a cast metal core alone, or to a cast core and a post, or it may be cemented to the remaining tooth structure. Colloquially called cap.

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