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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-51

Preventive resin restoration - A narrative review

1 J.K.K. Nattaraja Dental College and Hospitals, Komarapalayam, Nammakal District, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Praveenkumar Kannan
J.K.K. Nattaraja Dental College and Hospitals, Komarapalayam, Nammakal District, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijcd.ijcd_24_21

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Conventional restorative dentistry methods persist predominant in the treatment of carious, even incipient carious, lesions when deterrence or remineralization must be the treatment of choice. According to preventative extension, when the tooth is prepared, all pits and fissures are eliminated with a bur to comfort the placement of amalgam. Lacking to acknowledge the significance and advantage of conservation of as much tooth structure as possible is indefensible in light of the technique options that the acid-etch procedure and the new resin materials offer the profession. The preventive resin restoration has several advantages. One of the important advantages is minimal tooth structure is removed compared with a conventional preparation, leaving a much stronger tooth. This is in contrast to the extension for prevention method by which elimination of better tooth structure to prevent repetitive decay at the same time weakens the tooth. As mentioned, the sealed restoration can eliminate recurrent caries.

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