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crown

 [krown]
1. the topmost part of an organ or structure, e.g., the top of the head.
anatomical crown the upper, enamel-covered part of a tooth.
 Anatomical and clinical crowns, demonstrating that the former are independent of the state of surrounding tissues while the latter depend on the height of the surrounding gingiva. From Dorland's, 2000.
artificial crown a metal, porcelain, or plastic reproduction of a crown affixed to the remaining natural structure of a tooth.
clinical crown that portion of a tooth visible above the gingiva.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ar·ti·fi·cial crown

a fixed restoration of the major part of the entire coronal part of a natural tooth; usually of gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ar·ti·fi·cial crown

(ahr-ti-fishăl krown)
Restoration and covering of the major part of the entire coronal part of a natural tooth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ar·ti·fi·cial crown

(ahr-ti-fishăl krown)
Fixed restoration of the major part of the entire coronal part of a natural tooth; usually of gold, porcelain, or acrylic resin.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012