Restoration of the Worn Dentition: Basic Prosthodontic Principles and Current Rehabilitation Techniques

Georgios Maroulakos, William W. Nagy, Panagiota G. Stathopoulou, Nikos Mattheos, Vasilios Chronopoulos

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Dental wear is an existing and increasing problem. This review aims to describe the prosthodontic principles as well as the current trends in materials and techniques for the rehabilitation of patients with worn dentition. Recent Findings: The current literature includes a lot of information in relation to clinical and laboratory procedures for the restoration of the worn dentition. Also, recent in vitro and in vivo studies address the clinical success, properties, and wear behavior of current materials. Summary: A plethora of materials are currently used to restore dental wear including, direct/indirect composite resin, and all-ceramic restorations. Minimally invasive procedures are based on adhesive cementation of restorations, and in many situations, patients are restored with partial coverage restorations. Long-term success of the rehabilitation is dependent on careful material selection, based on current evidence, careful execution of well-established rehabilitation techniques, and a patient-based individualized maintenance program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-130
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Oral Health Reports
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adhesive dentistry
  • Dental wear
  • Minimally invasive dentistry
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery

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