J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2017 Sep;33(3):238-244. 10.14368/jdras.2017.33.3.238.

Full mouth rehabilitation with extremely worn dentition

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontic Dentistry, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea. tchaski@daum.net

Abstract

Pathologic attrition leads to pathologic damage on occlusal plane, functional disorders, occlusal disharmony, esthetic problems, pulpal lesion, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. In this case, treatment plan should be considered for possibility of vertical dimension loss, occlusal pattern, esthetics, phonetics, amount of vertical dimension increase. This case report was a 71-year-old man who had severely worn dentition. Full mouth rehabilitation was carried out with vertical dimension increase due to limited space for prosthesis. After evaluation of provisional restorations for patient's compliance, final restorations were fabricated and routine clinical assessments were made. This case presents that a satisfactory clinical result was achieved by restoring the worn dentition.

Keyword

tooth wear; vertical dimension; full mouth rehabilitation
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