What's the difference between a crown and a cap?

I've been trying to read up on crowns but I keep seeing the word 'cap' being used. Are they the same thing?

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Answered by Oak Park Dental Associates

Crowns is the official term in dentistry for structure made traditionally with metal covered with porcelain to protect a compromised tooth. Caps is the layman's term for the crown. Yes, they are the same thing.

Published on Aug 02, 2011

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Answered by Oak Park Dental Associates

Crowns is the official term in dentistry for structure made traditionally with metal covered with porcelain to protect a compromised tooth. Caps is the layman's term for the crown. Yes, they are the same thing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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