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6-1-2020 George Floyd & the Fuzzles-the-Muzzle Saga
7-20-2019 MUSCLES Hails His Space-Heroes
6-22-2019 It's a Curved 'Ball'-Park
4-22-2019 MUSCLES Fesses Up
3-22-2019 'MUSCLES', "BALL'-Joints & Teeth
2-15-2019 Four Canine Kitty-Corners
1-24-2019 ♥MUSCLES Luvs to SPLOOT♥
12-10-2018 A Holiday Video Card for All!
12-1-2018 Endo-dontic Nitty-Gritties
11-10-2018 Endo-dontics to the "Rescue"!
10-17-2018 MUSCLES' Autumn Message!
9-19-2018 Teeth Wanted: Dead or Alive
9-8-2018 'MUSCLES' Knows He Can!
8-16-2018 The Tooth's Inside Scoop
7-16-2018 To-GO or Not-To-GO "Studio"
6-18-2018 Oral-Care 101.9: Helpful Tid-Bits
6-12-2018 MUSCLES and His Was-Be Thinking
5-17-2018 Oral-Care 101.5: Tooth-brushing
5-7-2018 How MUSCLES Sees It--
4-27-2018 Oral-Care 101: D.O.G.G.Y.
3-11-2018 More "Perio"---More "Dontal"
2-23-2018 What's the "Perio"---What's the "Dontal"?
1-10-2018 Can a crown crown a crown?
12-18-2017 Implants, Bone & "Eating"
MUSCLES: ' I don't want to get confused, but when I look in my mouth I see
sharp-shaped "teeth", but when I look at your mouth I see funny
flat-topped "teeth"---right? '
Dr Skerpan: Actually, you don't see any WHOLE teeth at all. So, the third "crown"
in the question would be referring to the anatomical name for the
top-part-of-the-tooth. For example, you see the WHOLE-TOOTH
when the WHOLE-TOOTH is extracted. In reality, the WHOLE-
TOOTH is not just what you see above the gum-line. The WHOLE-
TOOTH is made up of the ROOTs PLUS the top, which is also called
the anatomical "CROWN".
MUSCLES: ' B-Wow-Wow-Wow a minute! Backup--let me see more pictures! '
MUSCLES: ' I like the idea of the "bone"! But what does the second "crown" in
the original question mean? '
Dr Skerpan: The second "crown" in the question adds to the confusion.
Sometimes you may hear it said that a tooth needs to be "crowned".
In this context it actually means that the top-part-of-the-tooth
needs to be "covered" with a crown--as we said before, when the
top-part needs rebuilding, protecting or reshaping. The "covering"
("crowning") acts to simulate a functioning-shape, and restore the
healthy-state on the top-part-of-the-tooth.
MUSCLES: ' Then it IS possible that a "crown" (or a lab-made "cap") can "crown"
(or "cover") a "crown" (or the "anatomical" top-part-of-the-tooth).
But I still like the idea of the "bone"! Can we talk more about that? '
Dr. Skerpan: We can discuss more about the bone later, when we tackle the
the "periodontal" aspect of dentistry.