Is the caries risk reduced by placing a restoration?
October 30th 2015
A contagion effect of caries on tooth surfaces in contact with each other has previously been demonstrated; the presence of a caries lesion on an approximal tooth surface increases the risk of developing caries in a sound contact surface on the adjacent tooth. Will this increased risk for caries development be eliminated when restoring the decayed surface with a restoration? A recent publication by the NIOM scientist Dr Kopperud has elucidated the question.