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Br Dent J. 2013 Jan;214(2):53-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.54.

Minimal intervention dentistry: part 6. Caries inhibition by resin infiltration.

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Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université Paris Descartes, 1 rue Maurice Arnoux, 92120 Montrouge, France. jean-jacques.lasfargues@brt.aphp.fr

Abstract

Resin infiltration has made possible an innovative way of treating initial carious lesions that fits perfectly with the concept of minimal intervention dentistry. Infiltration of carious lesions represents a new approach to the treatment of non-cavitated lesions of proximal and smooth surfaces of deciduous and permanent teeth. The major advantage of this method is that it is a non-invasive treatment, preserving tooth structure and that it can be achieved in a single visit. While this therapy can rightly be categorised as minimum intervention dentistry, clinical experience is limited and further controlled clinical trials are required to assess its long-term results. The inhibition of caries progression by resin infiltration should now be considered an alternative to invasive restorations, but involves early detection of lesions and does not allow for appropriate monitoring of the caries risk.

PMID:
23348449
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.54
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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