Cavity Preparation in Dentistry

Definition: The orderly operating procedure required to remove diseased tissue and establish in a tooth the biomechanically acceptable form necessary to receive and retain a restoration.

(Boucher’s Clinical Dental Terminology): An operation in which carious material is removed from teeth and biomechanically correct forms are established in the teeth to receive and retain restorations. A constant requirement is provision for prevention of failure of the restoration through recurrence of decay or inadequate resistance to applied stresses.

The Steps in Cavity preparation after the modifications made in GV Blacks Classification:

1. Obtaining the outline form.

2. Obtaining the resistance form.

3. Obtaining the retention form.

4. Obtaining the convenience form.

5. Removing remaining carious dentin.

6. Pulp protection.

7. Secondary resistance and retention form.

8. Finishing enamel walls and margin.

9. Performing the toilet of the cavity.

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