Pre-veneered stainless steel crowns resolve some of the problems associated with stainless steel crowns, open-faced stainless steel crowns, and composite strip crowns. They were introduced in the mid 1990s. They are aesthetic, placement and cementation are not significantly affected by hemorrhage and saliva, and can be placed in a single appointment. The stainless steel crown is covered on its buccal or facial surface with a tooth colored coating of polyester/epoxy hybrid composition.
Pre-veneered stainless steel crowns are available from various manufacturers, i.e., Kinder Krowns, Mayclin Dental Studios, Minneapolis, MN; Dura Crowns, Space Mainttiners Laboratory, Van Nuys, CA; NuSmile Primary Crowns, Houston, TX; Cheng Crowns, Peter Cheng Orthodontic Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.