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The Management of Localised Tooth Wear by Mehta et al. 2011

This second of the four part series of articles on the current concepts of tooth wear management will focus on the provision of active restorative care, where the implementation of a preventative, passive approach may prove insufficient to meet the... Continue Reading →

The Management of Generalised Tooth Wear by Mehta et al.

Paper 3 of this series on the current concepts of tooth wear management will focus on the provision of active restorative intervention for cases presenting with generalised tooth wear. The use of both contemporary adhesive and traditional conventional techniques applied... Continue Reading →

Overview of dental materials and techniques used in the management of toothwear

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,... Continue Reading →

Occlusion: is there a third way? A discussion paper by Davies et al.

This paper does not set out to describe the reasons why a new concept of dental care should be deemed as acceptable and recognised as mainstream. Rather, the starting point of this paper ibelief that some dentists who are increasing... Continue Reading →

The dental demolition derby: bruxism and its impact – part 2: early management of bruxism by Thayer and Ali.

Bruxism is a term that encompasses a range of presentations of rhythmic and repetitive muscular activity. For many, this is not a significant problem but for some, the behaviour leads to significant problems and extensive tissue damage. This is different... Continue Reading →

The dental demolition derby: bruxism and its impact – part 1: background by Thayer and Ali

Bruxism may lead to changes or damage to the oral and perioral tissues. Bruxism may occur during sleep or when awake. Many patients will not require active management; however, for some, intervention is required. Control of bruxism may be difficult,... Continue Reading →

A personal perspective and update on erosive tooth wear – 10 years on: Part 2 – Restorative management by Bartlett

The management challenge with erosive tooth wear is that the condition involves erosion and contributions from attrition and abrasion, both of which impact on the longevity of restorations. Severe erosive tooth wear results in visibly shorter teeth, exposure of dentine... Continue Reading →

A personal perspective and update on erosive tooth wear – 10 years on: Part 1 – Diagnosis and prevention by Bartlett

Tooth wear has been recognised as an increasing problem over the past 10 years. Recent data from epidemiological studies indicate that the condition is common with prevalence of dentine exposure in adults ranging between 2% and 10% and visible surface... Continue Reading →

Clinical performance of direct composite resin restorations in a full mouth rehabilitation for patients with severe tooth wear: 5.5-year results by Mehta et al.

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Case Report: A Predictable Technique to Establish Occlusal Contact in Extensive Direct Composite Resin Restorations: The DSO-Technique by Opdam et al.

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 →

British Society for Restorative Dentistry Tooth Wear guidelines

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 →

Assessment and Treatment Planning of the Tooth Wear Patient

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 assessment of risk by Kaidonis British Dental Journal 2012

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 →

Abfraction: separating fact from fiction

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 and oral health-distant association or inextricably linked ?

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 →

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