Tunnel And Slot Preparation

1 New Methods of Detection of Caries 1 1.1 The Diagnosis of 1.1.2 Digital Imaging Fiber-Optic 1.1.3 Fiber-Optic 1.1.4 Quantitative Light-Induced 1.1.5 Radiology of Dental 1.1.6 Electrical 1.1.7 Modern Caries Detection and Management 12 2 New Developments in Caries Removal and Restoration . . . 17 2.1 Caries 2.1.2 Polymer Bur 2.1.3 Micropreparation 2.1.4 Air Abrasion (or Kinetic Cavity Preparation) 21 2.1.5 Photoactivated 2.1.7 Atraumatic Restorative 2.1.8 Caries-Detector 2.2 Restoration...

New Developments in Caries Removal and Restoration

Apply Sodium Fluoride Tooth

There have been several recent developments with regard to methods of caries removal, and new laser, air abrasion, and chemomechanical methods have been introduced, as well as improvements in the more traditional bur technology. Laser and air-abrasion machine technologies do not contact the tooth, and as such they are much less likely than the traditional dental bur to become contaminated and cause cross-infection. Single-use dental burs prevent cross-infection, but their cost can be...

References

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Clinical Appearance of Attrition

Tooth Erosion Cupping

Attrition of the occlusal surfaces is marked by a general flattening of the occlusal or palatal surfaces of the teeth that are engaged during lateral functional movements. The canines are often the most affected teeth. Attrition, unlike erosion, causes wear of amalgam and composite. The amalgam surfaces are often shiny and faceted in the occlusal contact areas. The patient may also have clenching or bruxist habits that may be associated with temporomandibular dysfunction. With attrition, the...

Recurrent Caries and Periodontal Disease

Interproximal Caries

The patient must have satisfactory oral hygiene before commencing tooth preparation for advanced restorative procedures, otherwise failure is inevitable. The teeth should be examined and the extent of caries and existing restorations noted. The plaque accumulation in the stagnation area around an interproximal caries lesion is often associated with gingivitis (Fig. 4.1). Placing a well-contoured temporary restoration to resolve the gingival inflammation is often a necessary first step (Fig....