Scientific Sessions

Conservative Dentistry

Conservative dentistry, which involves removing as little good tooth material as possible throughout the restoration procedure, is an intrinsically desirable dental goal. Because natural enamel and dentin are still the finest dental materials available, less intrusive techniques that preserve more of the original, healthy tooth structure are preferred.

From a patient's perspective, minimally invasive dental procedures are also advantageous. There is less pain, less need for local anaesthetic, and a good chance that the natural tooth that has been fixed will last a lifetime. Existing amalgam restorations are being replaced with newer amalgam restorations, which are bigger and have a shorter life expectancy than their predecessors. The replacement treatments may cause nicks or other harm to healthy teeth nearby.