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Article: Restoring proximal caries lesions conservatively with tunnel restorations

TitleRestoring proximal caries lesions conservatively with tunnel restorations
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherDove Medical Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.dovepress.com/clinical-cosmetic-and-investigational-dentistry-journal
Citation
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry, 2013, v. 5, p. 43-50 How to Cite?
AbstractThe tunnel restoration has been suggested as a conservative alternative to the conventional box preparation for treating proximal caries. The main advantage of tunnel restoration over the conventional box or slot preparation includes being more conservative and increasing tooth integrity and strength by preserving the marginal ridge. However, tunnel restoration is technique-sensitive and can be particularly challenging for inexperienced restorative dentists. Recent advances in technology, such as the contemporary design of dental handpieces with advanced light-emitting diode (LED) and handheld comfort, offer operative dentists better vision, illumination, and maneuverability. The use of magnifying loupes also enhances the visibility of the preparation. The advent of digital radiographic imaging has improved dental imaging and reduced radiation. The new generation of restorative materials has improved mechanical properties. Tunnel restoration can be an option to restore proximal caries if the dentist performs proper case selection and pays attention to the details of the restorative procedures. This paper describes the clinical technique of tunnel restoration and reviews the studies of tunnel restorations.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192474

 

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dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_US
dc.contributor.authorMei, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorNalliah, RPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-15T02:13:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-15T02:13:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationClinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry, 2013, v. 5, p. 43-50en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192474-
dc.description.abstractThe tunnel restoration has been suggested as a conservative alternative to the conventional box preparation for treating proximal caries. The main advantage of tunnel restoration over the conventional box or slot preparation includes being more conservative and increasing tooth integrity and strength by preserving the marginal ridge. However, tunnel restoration is technique-sensitive and can be particularly challenging for inexperienced restorative dentists. Recent advances in technology, such as the contemporary design of dental handpieces with advanced light-emitting diode (LED) and handheld comfort, offer operative dentists better vision, illumination, and maneuverability. The use of magnifying loupes also enhances the visibility of the preparation. The advent of digital radiographic imaging has improved dental imaging and reduced radiation. The new generation of restorative materials has improved mechanical properties. Tunnel restoration can be an option to restore proximal caries if the dentist performs proper case selection and pays attention to the details of the restorative procedures. This paper describes the clinical technique of tunnel restoration and reviews the studies of tunnel restorations.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDove Medical Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.dovepress.com/clinical-cosmetic-and-investigational-dentistry-journal-
dc.relation.ispartofClinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistryen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleRestoring proximal caries lesions conservatively with tunnel restorationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailMei, L: mei1123@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChu, CH=rp00022en_US
dc.identifier.authorityMei, L=rp01840en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/CCIDE.S48567-
dc.identifier.hkuros226781en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros228216-
dc.identifier.volume5en_US
dc.identifier.spage43en_US
dc.identifier.epage50en_US

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