Dental caries and fractures are the most common reasons for tooth restoration. Patients with high caries activity have an increased treatment need. Prophylactic measures such as diet counselling, optimized self-care and fluoride use, must always be included in the treatment. Tooth restoration is indicated in primary teeth with dentin decay and in permanent teeth with cavitation on the surface and decay deeper than one third of the dentin. Primary teeth can be restored with composites, glass-ionomers, compomers or stainless steel crowns. For permanent teeth direct composite or indirect restorations are recommended.
Helena Forss (Chair)