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J Conserv Dent. 2010 Jan;13(1):4-8. doi: 10.4103/0972-0707.62632.

A new dimension to conservative dentistry: Air abrasion.

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Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M. A. Rangoonwala Dental College, Pune, India.

Abstract

Air abrasion dentistry has evolved over a period of time from a new concept of an alternative means of cavity preparation to an essential means of providing a truly conservative preparation for preservation of a maximal sound tooth structure. The development of bonded restorations in combination with air abrasion dentistry provides a truly minimal intervention dentistry. This article reviews the development of air abrasion, its clinical uses, and the essential accessories required for its use.

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Air abrasion; aluminium oxide; conservative cavity preparation

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