pitted area in a tooth caused by decay
internal surface of a cavity preparation
process of decay removal and tooth design in preparation for restoring a tooth
a space between two teeth
Junction of two walls in a cavity preparation
term commonly used to describe restorative and esthetic dentistry
use of a dental material to restore a tooth or teeth to a functional permanent unit
shaping of the cavity walls to aid in retaining the restoration
basis of a stronger system used to retain and support a tooth restoration
thin layer of composite resin or porcelain bonded or cemented to a prepared facial surface
matrix system designed to establish a temporary interproximal wall for the restoration of a tooth surface without use of a retainer
clear plastic strip used to provide a temporary interproximal wall for the restoration of an anterior tooth surface
foundation that binds or holds the dental material and tooth together during the setting process
brand name for clear plastic strip used to provide a temporary wall for restoration of an anterior tooth
excess restorative material that extends beyond the cavity margin
dental device used to hold a matrix band in place during restoration of a class II cavity
Wooden or plastic triangular device placed in the embrasure to provide the contour needed when a class II lesion is restored
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