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2. Restorative Instruments

2-1. GENERAL

The Restorative Section is the element of a dental service in which decayed or fractured teeth are rebuilt or repaired by artificial materials in the form of amalgam restorations, composite resins, or crowns. In some clinics, the restorative section is divided into two services: operative, where restorations are placed, and fixed, where crowns and fixed partial dentures are fabricated, fitted, and cemented into place. Endodontic treatment, the treatment of dental pulps, and the filling of root canals, is sometimes performed in the restorative section. See Lesson 4 for discussion of the dental assistant in endodontics.


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015