Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Instruments
GDC Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Instruments
ART Instruments are ideally used in carving of the tooth during restorative procedure.
The State-of-the-Art of ART Restorations
Special Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Instruments by Prof.Jo E Frenchken (DDS, MSc, PhD)
Set of 5 Instruments :-
- ART 1
- ART 2
- ART 3
- EXC 133/134
- EXC 125/126
1. ART restoration step-by-step using a high-viscosity glass-ionomer (Ketac Molar Easymix). Dentine carious cavity in tooth LLE.
(a) Notice the discoloration around the cavity opening. It indicates that the carious lesion has extended under the enamel. This unsupported enamel is demineralized and will break off easily under slight pressure.
(b) Opening of cavity further for access with the Enamel Access Cutter (ART instrument).
(c) Carious tissue removal using a small and sharp excavator.
(d) The conditioner is applied to the cleaned cavity and pits and fissures with a cotton wool pellet.
(e) Carefully dried cavity before placing the high-viscosity glass-ionomer.
(f) Firm finger pressure has been applied over the occlusal surface and excess filling material has been removed with a carver instrument.
The ART restoration presented after the bite has been adjusted showing the sealant restoration: the cavity is restored and the pits and fissures are sealed.