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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 319

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kusum Devi Sunderlal Dugar Jain Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India

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Date of Web Publication07-Nov-2019

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Mitra A, Adhikari C, Laha A. Editorial. J Conserv Dent 2019;22:319

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In certain parts of India, we celebrate Navaratri which starts with praying for forefathers on Mahalaya. Then, praying and fasting for 9 days to Goddess Uma/Umiya/Durga resulting in victory over evil. May we win in all fights over evil.

The appropriateness of restorations in all cases needs to be very specific. The factors are multiple: the conditions of the remaining tooth structure, the percentage of enamel, the amount of load expected, the position and angulations of the tooth in the arch, etc. Whenever we choose a particular restoration, we must think of the next alternative if these steps fail even after 10–20 years. A direct restoration always scores over an indirect restoration as the amount of tooth structure removal is lesser so as not to create the path of insertion. On the other hand, the thickness of restoration can be lesser in indirect restoration as it is normally stronger. If we can do an inlay, an inlay with a capped cusp, and an onlay, then we should avoid a crown. Inlay can require better craftsmanship, but the satisfaction says it all. We should be proud to be a conservative restorer but should be aware of the limitations. A restoration should be 100% scientific and 70% artistic and should have a guaranteed future till an extent.

Let the brightness of His light remove all darkness from our eyes in our journey called life.

Pronam and Praying.

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Dr. Aditya Mitra
72A Bhupen Bose Avenue, Kolkata - 700 004, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/JCD.JCD_456_19

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