Talk:Crown (dental restoration)

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Former good article nomineeCrown (dental restoration) was a Natural sciences good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Reasons to restore with a crown.[edit]

I came to this article because I wondered why a person would need a crown (not because I wanted to know what a crown is). From the introduction, all I can gather is that they cap or encircle a tooth (or dental implant) to improve the strength or appearance of said tooth (or dental implant).

The first section is titled "Other reasons to restore with a crown", but I'm left wondering what the primary reason is. As this article concerns teeth (something which almost all readers of wikipedia probably have and occasionally think about), I think this article might be improved by assuming a bit less prior knowledge, and explaining the necessity of a crown outright.

I will happily read (elsewhere) about crowns and subsequently make these changes myself, but if anyone else with previous understanding or experience would like to contribute suggestions, or an outright rewrite, I welcome them.

Thanks, Chip McShoulder (talk) 10:13, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Chip, the second sentence of the article states "Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth" - This is the primary reason. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:29, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

I'm the one that added that. Chip McShoulder (talk) 21:19, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

CAD/CAM Dentistry, Restorative Materials[edit]

I am probably picking nits, but I would rather see the term CAD/CAM Dentistry exchanged for CAD/CAM Dental Laboratory Work, or perhaps CAD/CAM Fabrication. The reason I did not edit the main article is that it is debatable. The reason I brought it up is that computers do not do the actual dentistry, they do the dental laboratory work of fabricating the restoration.

Further, other materials might be explored, as I am sure some of my more learned colleagues may be able to cite journal articles regarding lithium disilicate. I prescribe it often for my patients, as I know its physical properties and clinical use, but I do not have articles to cite. Thanks! Jedaniel (talk) 19:36, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

History of crowns[edit]

I would like to see a history of the prosthetic crown. And who invented it, etc.

thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:31, 3 March 2011 (UTC)


Wait...why is CEREC not mentioned in longevity when it might be the best option? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:01, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

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Dental crown may refer to normal anatomy not just a restoration.[edit]

I would say that the original anatomical meaning of a crown is that part of a tooth which is above the gingiva. Surely this should be defined in the article? Maybe hatnote? Lesion (talk) 17:30, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

edit 26 june 2013?[edit]

why that sentence has been deleted? give reasons and argue please!Super48paul (talk) 19:12, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Can't see any reason that it was deleted. Restored unless the person removing it can give a good reason. Lesion (talk) 21:57, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Citation for fracture rates[edit]

I couldn't find the "Clinical Fracture Rates for Nonvital Teeth" figure in the citation (Carbon fiber reinforced root canal posts. Mechanical and cytoxic properties, Eur J Oral Sci 104:605, 1996). Where did this figure come from? Elem3nt (talk) 19:25, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

New Edits - Principles of tooth preparation[edit]

Hello, I've made some major changes on this page quite quickly but will be working on tidying it up gradually - will also tidy up pictures with better ones ASAP. if you have any comments feel free to leave them on my personal page. Oiguodala (talk) 22:51, 12 March 2018 (UTC)