Materials for tooth restoration II

Materials for tooth restoration II
The materials for the restoration of a tooth that has lost part of its integrity vary basically according to the amount of tissue that is missing. The materials may be for insertion as a paste, that is, those materials that are placed within the dental cavity and are subsequently hardened by chemical or physical mechanisms, such as amalgam, composite or glass ionomer, which are used when there is a small or medium destruction of the crown. When the destruction is more extensive, indirect restoration, such as crowns, veneers or onlays usually need to be used; the aim of this restoration is not only to restore the integrity of the crown but also to protect the dental remnant (39).

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