Fundamentals of tooth preparation:(quick notes)

Ref: Sturdvant textbook.

  • NEED FOR RESTORATION :
  • To treat a teeth with carious lesion
  • To treat defective restoration
  • To treat fracture tooth
  • For esthetics
  • For prophylaxis.
  • OBJECTIVE OF TOOTH PREPARATION
  • Remove all defects,protect pulp
  • Extend restoration as conservatively as possible so as to protect natural tooth
  • Preparation to be done in such a way that tooth cannot be displaced under masticatory forces.
  • Form, structure function and esthetics to be considered while tooth preparation.

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