We find in the laboratory that the most common area needing additional reduction in the disto-lingual cuspid. Why? Well, we cannot assure the reason; but we believe it is related to the fact that it is the area of most difficult access when preparing the tooth; and the area which is not very convenient to check for adequate reduction.
Keep that in mind when preparing the tooth and take a look of this pocket chart with the minimal required reduction for a strong long lasting crown. Another culprit for minimal material space is an opposing cusp. Almost always the palatal of the 16 or 17. Don’t be afraid to reshape these with consent of course.
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