Patients with more severe forms of tooth wear may require restorative rehabilitation. The decision to commence treatment must be taken carefully and there are a multitude of factors to consider. Alongside the clinical signs and symptoms typically associated with tooth... Continue Reading →
Contemporary management of minimal invasive aesthetic treatment of dentition affected by erosion: case report by Boitelle
This clinical report proposes a reasoned approach to erosion treatment for a 39-year-old male patient presenting several old fixed prostheses. These old restorations are all of correct quality and are retained. The temporomandibular joint was free from disorder. Only defective... Continue Reading →
Posterior Dahl: A Minimally Invasive Method for the Treatment of Localized Posterior Tooth Wear by Hoekstra-Van Hout et al.
Purpose: This retrospective case series of 9 patients aimed to describe clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction following the implementation of the posterior Dahl concept to manage localized posterior tooth wear. Materials and methods: Localized occlusal space was created in the posterior dentition.... Continue Reading →
The relationship between temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and occlusion remains controversial. Some authors believe that occlusion is the primary factor in the onset of TMD symptoms, whereas others feel that occlusion has no role in this at all. The majority of... Continue Reading →
Treatment of tooth wear associated with reduced occlusal vertical dimension using direct composite restorations and a removable prosthesis by Caga and Lewis
Tooth wear is increasing in prevalence within the United Kingdom. Treatment of tooth surface loss can be daunting for both the clinician and patient. However, use of additive resin composite restorations is a minimally invasive treatment modality. This case illustrates... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 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 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.
A group of European experts in tooth wear have released a consensus statement on the management of the condition. The abstract can be found here. The guideline defines physiological vs pathological tooth wear and provides guidance in the diagnosis, treatment planning... Continue Reading →
I watched 'Logan' recently-it was a fairly emotional affair illustrating the slow demise of both Wolverine and Doctor X. The former slowly succumbing to the poisonous adamantium (rhymes with stuff we use!) and the latter to alzheimers and dementia. Wolverine... Continue Reading →