Q: When I first became a dentist, it was very easy to decide what type of crown was best for specific clinical situations and locations in the mouth.
Now, there are so many types of crowns that it is almost impossible to decide which to use.
Many companies are promoting their crown type with significant and impressive claims. All of the crown types sound good when reading the ads, but I know that all of them are somewhat different from one another, and I hear that some are not working well.
I also know that some of them do not have long-term clinical research. What is the state of the art of the today’s confusing array of crowns?
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A: The last 10 years of development in crown types have brought significant and frustrating confusion for both laboratories and dentists. Because changes in crowns are occurring at a fast pace, I would caution readers to consider my comments here in relation to the publication date.
The following categories are currently available types of crowns. I will list and discuss them one by one, and finally make suggestions about which to use at this time.
° By Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD
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