Journal of Conservative Dentistry


Year
: 2002  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101--109

Minimal Intervention And Concepts For Minimally Invasive Cavity Preparations, Techniques And Materials – A Review


Vasundhara Shivana1, K Rama Krishna Raju2 
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Vasundhara Shivana


Restorative dentistry has experienced a shift from the mainly reparative dentistry of the 20th century towards a minimal intervention (MI) approach encompassing up-to-date caries diagnosis and risk assessment before arriving at a treatment decision. In the past, dental caries has been treated by surgical excision. Sound tooth structure had to be sacrificed to make up for the shortcomings of the available operative techniques and restorative materials with more insight into the caries progress, the advent of adhesive dentistry, and currently available techniques, prevention of caries and greater conservation of tooth structure are possible. A shift in philosophy from the traditional surgical model of excision to a more modern medical model of treating caries is occurring so. When operative care is indicated, it should be aimed at “Prevention of extension” rather than Black’s concept of “Extension for prevention”.


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Shivana V, Rama Krishna Raju K. Minimal Intervention And Concepts For Minimally Invasive Cavity Preparations, Techniques And Materials – A Review.J Conserv Dent 2002;5:101-109


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Shivana V, Rama Krishna Raju K. Minimal Intervention And Concepts For Minimally Invasive Cavity Preparations, Techniques And Materials – A Review. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2002 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];5:101-109
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