The taper of clinical crown preparations done by dental students and dentists in two African countries: a comparative analysis

by Enechi, Theophilus Chukwuemeka

Abstract (Summary)
Crowns have been used since the 5th century AD to improve both the form and function of teeth in the mouth. A great proportion of the total expenditure on dental care is spent on the provision and replacement of crowns and bridges and the number is increasing every year. A full coverage crown is a restoration placed over a single prepared tooth or it acts as an abutment in a bridge for the restoration of a missing tooth or teeth. Crowns are considered successful only when they meet both the aesthetic and functional requirements of the patient. For these to be met, certain principles for the preparation of the abutment tooth must be adhered to
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:crowns dentistry


Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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