This paper describes the application technique of direct shaping by occlusion (DSO) for large composite restorations including the entire occlusal surface. For this technique, matrix bands and wedges are inserted without interference with antagonists in the desired occlusion. The final... Continue Reading →
The BSRD have published guidelines on tooth wear which we as a profession will be managing indefinitely and more commonly as patients live longer and retain their teeth. Adolescants drinking more energy drinks, the stressed grinding more often and so... Continue Reading →
The aim of this series of four articles on tooth wear management is to provide the reader with the necessary information in order to be able to successfully manage cases of tooth wear, regardless of the cause, severity and location... Continue Reading →
Non-carious tooth surface loss or tooth wear is becoming an increasingly significant factor affecting the long-term health of the dentition. The adverse effects of tooth wear are becoming increasingly apparent both in young persons and, as more people retain their... Continue Reading →
Non-carious cervical lesions involve loss of hard tissue and, in some instances, restorative material at the cervical third of the crown and subjacent root surface, through processes unrelated to caries. These non-carious processes may include abrasion, corrosion and possibly abfraction, acting alone or in combination.
Mental health problems are on the increase, and have of late become quite topical within the NHS through recent funding pledges by the Health Secretary. The increase in prevalence of these issues are taking place in the young and adolescents... Continue Reading →