Summary - Restorative dentistry
Restorative dentistry is concerned with the repair or beautification of the teeth with filling materials. The indication is usually made during the periodic mouth examination. Around 1900 Black already classified the various caries lesions and the corresponding preparation forms. The indication for restorations with plastic materials and cast or baked materials is discussed. The material properties are also compared. The procedures for making restorations with plastic and non-plastic materials are described. Background information provides the dental assistant with insight into assisting the dentist.