When is this procedure indicated?
Conservative dentistry is indicated in the prevention and preservation of dental organ integrity, curative treatment and restoration, restoration of lost tissues, and maintenance of dental health.
How is it performed?
After isolating the field with a rubber dam, cleansing of the affected element(s) is performed. Through the use of drills mounted on handpieces, cavity preparation is performed according to the extent of the carious lesion or prosthetic needs. Depending on the need, direct or indirect conservative restoration (inlay) is performed.