cavity preparation

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cav·i·ty prep·a·ra·tion

1. removal of dental caries and surgical preparation of the remaining tooth structure to receive a dental restoration;
2. the final form of an excavation in a tooth resulting from such preparation.

cavity preparation

The removal of dental caries and the excavation of surrounding dental structure to permit reconstruction of the tooth with dental restorative materials.
See also: preparation

cav·i·ty prep·a·ration

(kavi-tē prepăr-āshŭn)
1. Removal of dental caries and surgical preparation of remaining tooth structure to receive, support, and retain a dental restoration.
2. Final form of an excavation in a tooth resulting from such preparation.
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Adaptability of two amalgams to finished cavity walls in Class II cavity preparations. Dent Mater.
Rode, "Ultrasonic versus high-speed cavity preparation: analysis of increases in pulpal temperature and time to complete preparation," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
[13] reported that laser power of less than 4 W at Er:YAG laser should be used for cavity preparation in primary teeth.
Students were introduced to cavity preparation techniques using rotary instruments in January 2011.
Hard tissue Applications/Cavity preparation/ Operative Dentistry: Due to high absorption of the Er:YAG laser by hydroxyapatite, cavity preparations can be performed using the correct settings of the Er:YAG laser.
Pulp histology after Er:YAG laser cavity preparation in subhuman primates: a pilot study.
Effects of ultrasonic root-end cavity preparation on the root apex.
The removal of carious dentine during cavity preparation flags the dentine pulp complex as the only vital tissue within the body without a front line deC...
Patient also revealed a past dental history of attempt of root canal treatment by a private dentist 10 years back and during access cavity preparation, a perforation occurred with bur.
Accuracy of an access cavity preparation which is the initial step in canal preparation, helps to eliminate potential problems during canal preparation and obturation.
It covers nomenclature and classification of lesions and cavities, general principles of cavity preparation, instruments and materials, isolation of the operatory field, adhesion to dental tissues, composite resin, polymerization of composites, light, color, and characterization of restorations, dental amalgam, direct composite restorations, direct restorations using amalgam, and indirect restorations like root posts, veneers, and crowns.