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A self-designed instrument to evaluate cavosurface angle for class I amalgam cavity preparation: A learning aid

Arora, Ankit and Acharya, Shashirashmi and Ballal, Vasudev and Sharma, Padmaja (2012) A self-designed instrument to evaluate cavosurface angle for class I amalgam cavity preparation: A learning aid. Journal of Conservative Dentistry, 15 (3). pp. 253-256.

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Abstract

Fighting the controversies, amalgam, as a posterior restorative material has survived till date. The fate of amalgam restoration is determined by geometry of the cavity preparation and cavosurface angle is one integral part of the cavity, which decides the marginal characteristics of the restoration and health of the tooth. Low edge strength of amalgam highlights the importance of cavosurface angle. However, at the same time conservation of the tooth also should be considered. This article presents a self-designed instrument to evaluate and obtain a cavosurface angle close to 110°. The design of the instrument also helps in evaluating parameters, such as depth of the cavity, undercut angle, and allows finishing of the buccal or lingual walls.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amalgam; cavity preparation; instrument
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2012 10:40
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2013 06:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76862

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