Figure 2-12. - Four surface amalgam restorations.
Figure 2-13. - Five surface amalgam restorations.
Incisal (I): These restorations include the incisal surface and/or one or more of the other surfaces (MI or DI). Tooth #10 in fig. 2-14, shows an (MI) restoration; tooth #7 in the same figure shows a (DI) restoration.
Facial (F): Chart along the gingival margin of the facial surface unless otherwise instructed by the dentist. Tooth #6 in fig. 2-14 shows a facial (F) restoration.
Lingual (L) on anterior teeth: You will usually chart them in the lingual pit (fig. 2-14, tooth #11) or at the gingival margin line of the tooth.
Nonmetallic restorations with two or more surfaces: Chart these restorations as shown in the mandibular arch in figure 2-14. Tooth #26 shows a mesial-facial (MF) restoration; tooth #23, a distal-facial (DF) restoration; tooth #22, a mesial-facial-distalContinue Reading