A Systematic Approach to Full-Mouth Reconstruction of the Severely Worn Dentine

dental continuumThe restoration of severely worn dentine is one of the most challenging procedures in dentistry. In order for one to successfully restore and maintain the teeth, they must gain insight into how the teeth became so damaged in the first place. The wear and tear of teeth could be a result from abrasion, attrition, and erosion. Research has shown that these types of wear mechanisms rarely act alone and there’s nearly always a combination of the process.

When it comes to evaluation and diagnosis, one should always account for the patient’s diet, history of eating and/or gastric disorders, along with the present state of the occlusion. Emphasis must be placed on the evaluation of occlusal prematurities to prevent condylar seating into the centric relation position.

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