Conservative Treatment of Anterior Worn Dentition with Adhesive Composite Resin

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 12/07/2010
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How does one treat anterior worn dentition when dentin is exposed and is continuing to wear and the amount of enamel loss barely exposes dentin? In some cases, the patient notices and asks about the discoloration of the incisal edges of the mandibular teeth because of exposed dentin; other times, the patient notices a bluish translucency at the incisal edges on the facial surfaces of the maxillary incisors caused by worn dentin on the lingual surfaces of these teeth, leaving only enamel that is translucent. A conservative approach can be used to restore worn incisal edges to the existing vertical dimension with direct composite resin. This article describes a case report of a conservative treatment of the worn anterior dentition using direct bonded, wear-resistant composite resin.

How does one treat anterior worn dentition when dentin is exposed and is continuing to wear and the amount of enamel loss barely exposes dentin? In some cases, the patient notices and asks about the discoloration of the incisal edges of the mandibular teeth because of exposed dentin; other times, the patient notices a bluish translucency at the incisal edges on the facial surfaces of the maxillary incisors caused by worn dentin on the lingual surfaces of these teeth, leaving only enamel that is translucent. A conservative approach can be used to restore worn incisal edges to the existing vertical dimension with direct composite resin. This article describes a case report of a conservative treatment of the worn anterior dentition using direct bonded, wear-resistant composite resin.

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