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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.
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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
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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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