Operative Dentistry Archive

Pit and Fissure Sealants – Classification, Indications, Types and Procedure

Dental Sealants or Pit and Fissure sealants named after the location they are placed in, these are materials which are placed into the occlusal pits and fissures of the teeth which are susceptible to Caries. Before we dive into the details about Pit & Fissure Sealants, let us look into what exactly ...Read More

Arrested Caries – Causes, Color, Stages of Development and Treatment

Arrested Caries is a type of Dental Caries affecting Teeth which are basically Caries which has become stationary or non-progressive or static without any signs of further progression or extending into the Enamel or dentist structure. Arrested Carious Lesion is usually Self-cleansing and is usually seen on the lingual or labial surfaces ...Read More

Instruments used for Cavity Preparation and Restoration

Instruments used for Cavity preparation and Restoration – Cavity preparation is one of the most commonly used and performed procedure in every dental clinic. Learning about Cavity preparation is a must for every dental student / dentist / hygienist irrespective of the branch which you might specialize in. Cavity preparation is done ...Read More

Why do you get Pain after a New Filling or Restoration

If you have been to the Dentist before for a filling you might be knowing that after the Dental filling or Restoration is done a Blue or Red paper is put between your restored teeth and the Dentist asks you to bite on it. And you are asked if it is too ...Read More

Root Caries – Classification, Causes, Clinical Features and Treatment

Caries is derived from a Latin Word which means “Rot” or “Decay” and in Greek it means “Ker” for “Death”. According to Ostrom (1980) has defined as a process of Enamel or Dentin dissolution which is caused by microbial action at the tooth surface and is mediated by physiochemical flow of water ...Read More

Classification of Instruments used in Pedodontics for Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry in Pediatric patients is very different compared to the Adult patients as the Decidious teeth are different in structure, shape and many other factors are to be considered. The main aspect is the thickness of the Enamel and Dentin which are much thinner when compared to permanent dentition which needs ...Read More

Methods and Techniques of Tooth Separation

Tooth Separation: It is the procedure used in obtaining separation between two adjacent teeth to help in Class 2 restorations of Amalgam, Composite or Miracle Mix. Slow or Delayed Separation: It is the slow/ gradual repositioning or separation of teeth by inserting some foreign material between the teeth which takes some weeks ...Read More

5 Alternatives to Root canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment explained is simple is the removal of infected pulp tissue which is replaces by an inert material to prevent infection or to treat an already infected tooth. In you daily practice you will encounter many cases which can be treated without RCT and most of the times there are ...Read More

Common Failures of Dental Restorations

Dental Restorations are the most common type of Dental treatment in the world with thousands of Dental Fillings or Restorations being given every day, and the life span of Dental restoration varies depending on many factors like cavity preparation, shape of cavity, mixing of restoration, marginal integrity of the restoration … etc ...Read More

Comparison of Physical Properties of Tooth Colored Restorative Materials

Tooth colored Restorative Dental Materials are being used more profusely in Dentistry as the need for Aesthetics has increased and the tooth colored materials are having similar properties to materials like Amalgam. Here i am going to compare the various physical properties of Tooth colored Restorative Dental Materials: Strength Compressive Strength Modulus of ...Read More

Types of Bevels and their Uses in Tooth or Cavity Preperation

What is a Bevel ? Bevels are the anglulation which is made by 2 surfaces of a prepared tooth which is other than 90 degrees. Bevels are given at various angles depending on the type of material used for restoration and the purpose the material serves. Definition of Bevel: “Any abrupt incline ...Read More

What is Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry which deals with the concept of restoration of the diseased hard tissues and soft tissues surrounding and bringing them back to their original physical form and function. Restorative Dentistry deals with Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics which includes Implantology and the the interaction between these 3 ...Read More