I stumbled on this tidbit of dental history quite by chance. I'm taking the time to post it because the information surprised me, I suppose it shouldn't but it did. And because of this I thought it best to pass this information along. Are you aware in the Southern Dental Journal of 1890 there is an article about capping root canals? Yup, that surprised me too.
The details were in how to make this cap what we call a crown today. I'm not a dentist but the process seemed very familiar to the crowns currently in my mouth. The article concluded with a comment that Natural Enamel for inlays is what Dr. R. Heid, of Paris, is using.