Advanced Conservative Dentistry: Aesthetics and Minimally Invasive Restorations
The development of techniques and technologies of modern dentistry has made it possible to minimize the indications for tooth extraction compromised by caries, traumas or, more simply, with aesthetic problems.
The conservative is the branch of dentistry aimed at restoring the tooth both from the point of view of structure and function, and in terms of aesthetics.
Current trends are aimed at prevention and early intervention on carious lesions in order to prevent caries progressing to affect tooth viability.
Through the use of the most innovative, aesthetic materials, restorations can be obtained that “disappear” in the patient’s smile.
However, the Conservative must be performed with a specialized approach, since, as far as performance is concerned, these materials must be used with the right techniques and by expert personnel.
Conservative dentistry_ Case of defect in congenital structure of the enamel restored directly. Case of Dr. Caschetto
Insulation by rubber dam
For example, often mistakenly underestimated by dentists is the isolation by rubber dam – that is a sheet that must be inserted around the teeth to be treated so as not to contaminate the tooth cleaned by caries and bacteria. It also allows the filling to seal the tooth hermetically from the mouth environment. In this way the results last over time and the possibility of pain and hypersensitivity after therapy is greatly reduced.
By using these precautions, the patient very rarely complains of sensitivity after a filling regardless of the depth of the caries.
Furthermore, the dam is very useful in the case of removal of old and unsightly amalgam fillings, which often create cracks in the tooth and secondary caries that must be diagnosed before incurring fractures, which can be unfavorable and become irreversible.