In the previous video, The Gold Inlay, we described in detail all facets of the typical class 2 inlay
including the basics of preparation, impressions, cementation, with the philosophy and advantages
of conservative tooth restorations using gold castings. We chose the class 2 for that demonstration because it is such a basic preparation with a typical proximal box and line angles, with the bevels placed on the margins, always with concern for preserving tooth structure.
This preparation is used so much that we often find need for additions to it,
perhaps shoeing weak cusps, adding retentive features in various ways or other
innovations to help avoid destroying tooth structure.
In this presentation, we’ll discuss these, as well as other new concepts in cavity design
that make this type of dentistry more practical and beneficial for the patient.
I refer to this as Variations in Cavity Design.
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