n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Minimal Intervention in Cariology - new devices for MI restorations

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1998-801X


Because of the absence of any restorative material, which can fully replace the enamel and dentin, preservation of tooth structure should be of paramount importance in any treatment plan. Almost all of 20th century dentistry used the classification of cavities by Black, for the treatment of dental caries. So removing the diseased tissue of healthy tooth extensions was used to treat the injuries. New minimal intervention approaches display more respect for the dental structures, aiming to preserve tooth tissue and minimize treatment side effects as much as possible. Appropriate technology and tools continue to be developed. This article covers some currently available tools and methods for cavity preparation: manual removal, micro-preparation tools, micro-abrasion, sono-abrasion, laser and magnification.

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