This final article of the four part series on the current concepts of tooth wear will provide the reader with an evaluation of the data available in the contemporary literature with regards to the survival analysis of differing restorative materials, and their respective methods of application to treat tooth wear. It is vital that the dental operator is familiar with the role of differing materials which may be used to restore the worn dentition, some of which may prove to be more suitable for the management of particular patterns of tooth wear than others. The active management of tooth wear unfortunately commits the patient to a lifelong need for considerable maintenance, and it is imperative that this is understood from the outset.
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