Operative Dentistry Archive

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 branches of dentistry [&hellip

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PULP PROTECTION in Cavity Preparation

PULP PROTECTION: It is the process of protecting the pulp from external irritants (Thermal, chemical and physical) using materials sucha s Cavity Bases, Liners. This step is very important in teeth with deep dental caries which extend into the dentis close to the pulp. Following proper pulp protection prptocols we can prevent Pulpal infection and [&hellip

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Removal of Remaining Carious Dentin or Old Restoration

REMOVAL OF REMAINING CARIOUS DENTIN OR OLD RESTORATIONS: It is the elimination of any infected carious tooth structure or faulty restorations left in the tooth after initial cavity preparation. Caries left in the pulpal/ axial floor is excavated thoroughly making the cavity deeper. 0.75- 1 mm of dentin should cover the pulp. All the infected/ [&hellip

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Cavity Preparation in Dentistry

Definition of Cavity Preparation: 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 [&hellip

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