Definition of tooth preparation ‡Need for restoration ‡Objectives of tooth preparation ‡Stages and steps of tooth preparation ‡Factors affecting tooth preparation ‡Initial and final stages of preparation

Definition of tooth preparation Mechanical alteration of a defective. injured or diseased tooth to receive a restorative material that re establishes a healthy state for the tooth including esthetic corrections where indicated and normal function and form. .

Defective open margins Poor esthetics Fractured tooth To maintain form and function .Need for restoration: Caries Replacement or repair of restorations with serious defects.

Objectives of tooth preparation: 1. Removal all defects and provide necessary protection to the pulp Extend the restoration as conservatively as possible Form the tooth preparation so that under masticatory force the tooth or restoration will not fracture Allow for esthetic and functional placement of a restorative material. . 2. 3. 4.

infected carious dentin. protecting the pulp. incorporating additional preparation design features that minimize the tooth or restoration fracture. removing old restorative material if indicated. . then finally cleaning . FINAL TOOTH PREPARATION STAGE: This stage includes excavating any remaining . finishing the preparation walls.inspecting.Stages and steps of tooth preparation INITIAL TOOTH PREPARATION STAGE: In this stage the mechanical alterations of tooth are extended to sound tooth structure while adhering to a specific limited pulpal or axial depth.

Factors affecting tooth preparation .

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