A survey of the distribution and types of full crowns prescribed in Melbourne, Australia Academic Article uri icon


  • The full crowns made by 11 commercial dental laboratories in Melbourne, Australia, were surveyed over a two-month period. The survey was designed to find which teeth were crowned and what types of full crowns were prescribed. Maxillary central incisors were found to be the most frequently crowned teeth (15.6 per cent) and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns were the most commonly prescribed type of crown (82.9 per cent). This study may form a baseline with which other Australian studies may be compared and contrasted.

publication date

  • September 2000