The philosophy of restorative
dentistry has completely changed during the last decades.
There are basically two important factors :
1 - The severe caries decline observed in the industrialized
2 - the available reliable dental
As a consequence of this, the dentist is more often confronted
with small lesions.
Furthermore, the cavity preparation rules
are not dictated anymore mainly by the materials characteristics,
but by the extension of the lesion. The minimally invasive
approach is the key to success, because we can conserve as
much sound tooth substance as possible. Sound tooth substance
is only removed to get access to the lesion and to be able
to inspect it.
dentistry technology allows to reinforce the dental unit,
which enables the dentist to truly restore the tooth to its
original strength. For the patients, esthetics are the most
evident advantages of the adhesive
dentistry and generally they are more satisfied with tooth
colored restorations .
Also in the posterior segment, aesthetics can be easily achieved
resins, however there are some rules and limitations to