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What is the difference between a crown and a cap?

There is no difference, they are the same. Cap is an older term and is still commonly used to refer to crowns.
A dental crown is also called a cap. Some people call veneers caps as well, since they technically "cap" the tooth too.

A crown and a cap are the same. Cap is the layman's term for a crown. A crown is a prosthetic treatment for a broken or badly decayed tooth. It is cemented onto the tooth after the dentist has prepared the tooth. Crowns can be made to look like natural teeth.

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