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Minimal invasive dentistry

Neena I.E, Ganesh Edagunji, Poornima P, Nagaveni N.B, Roopa K.B, Bharath K.P

Abstract


A surgical approach to the elimination of a carious lesion was developed a century ago this approach was necessary at that time because there was no valid alternative. The process of caries and the significance of fluoride ion were not known, so the microbiology of the oral flora and the potential for remineralization and healing of tooth structure was not considered. This approach required maximal intervention into the crown of the tooth. Destruction of sound tooth structure was necessary to ensure complete removal of a diseased portion and to obtain retention for the restoration.


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Cavity; dental caries; dental materials

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