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Groove Cut
Groove cut is the technical term for one type of tooth stump preparation technique for a dental crown. In this video we would like to show you the groove cut technique. Other possibilities would be the step cut or the tangent cut. According to the diamond that is used, a specific stump preparation needs to be done. A proper groove cut can be performed easily with using a head-worn loupe. This version of cutting a tooth guarantees a thin cement gap as well as smooth transition areas between tooth crown and tooth. The cement gap, meaning the transition between tooth and crown, is a delicate area for new caries. Therefore it is important to pay attention to exact fitting to avoid bacteria settling in. This area defines the longevity of the crown. Learn more about dental cutting methods in the video above!
Produced: 02/2011