Restorative dentistry and dental fillings.
Preferably, in case you wish to achieve a prosthetic dental work on vital teeth, but who shows old dental fillings, to restore these dental fillings even if at the clinical examination and radiological examination they seem to be correct. This suggestion is made because it is possible for example when ceramic veneers are made on maxillary front teeth, often they may have proximal fillings. These dental fillings can cause a pulpitis after the veneers are placed and the patient will not actually be convinced that the problem was not caused by prosthetic treatment. In case of we done dental fillings restorations, we can be sure that teeth were treated by us and in case of failure we can assume the problem emerged on the basis of treatment made by us and not by other doctors. Another motivation is that it is possible that with the removal of old dental fillings, to detect unsuspected complications of patient’s dental caries ( asymptomatic tooth).
There are situations in which the patient has cavities in teeth that are undergoing prosthetic interventions for aesthetic purposes:
Even if they do not seem large, they must be treated before an aesthetic treatment. These, because clinical and radiological examination not always can give precise information on the extent of the caries process. This way we can change the extension of the final prosthetic restoration (it is known, for example, that the ceramic veneer is preferable to have the edge in dental tissues). Also, sometimes the color of these restorations must be changed ( most often a lighter color) for not influence the outcome (eg : film facets), or in order to fit with the bleached dental tissues.
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