Caries diagnosis within restored teeth.

  title={Caries diagnosis within restored teeth.},
  author={E. Kidd},
  journal={Advances in dental research},
  • E. Kidd
  • Published 1989 in Operative dentistry
Secondary caries is the most common reason given by dentists for the replacement of restorations, and yet this is a diagnosis that is difficult to make with confidence. This paper attempts to define some of the problems in the diagnosis of caries in restored teeth. The histology of the secondary carious lesion shows that it may be considered in two parts: an outer lesion adjacent to the filling, and a wall lesion which will occur only if there is leakage between the filling and the tooth. The… CONTINUE READING