Restorative therapy of erosion

Jaeggi, Thomas; Grüninger, Anne; Lussi, Adrian (2006). Restorative therapy of erosion. In: Whitford, Gary M (ed.) Dental Erosion: From Diagnosis to Therapy. Monographs in Oral Science: Vol. 20 (pp. 200-214). Basel: Karger 10.1159/000093364

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When substance loss caused by erosive tooth wear reaches a certain degree, oral rehabilitation becomes necessary. Prior to the most recent decade, the severely eroded dentition could only be rehabilitated by the provision of extensive crown and bridge work or removable overdentures. As a result of the improvements in composite restorative materials, and in adhesive techniques, it has become possible to rehabilitate eroded dentitions in a less invasive manner. However, even today advanced erosive destruction requires the placement of more extensive restorations such as ceramic veneers or overlays and crowns. It has to be kept in mind that the etiology of the erosive lesions needs to be determined in order to halt the disease, otherwise the erosive process will continue to destroy tooth substance. This overview presents aspects concerning the restorative materials as well as the treatment options available to rehabilitate patients with erosion, from minimally invasive direct composite reconstructions to adhesively retained all-ceramic restorations. Restorative treatment is dependent on individual circumstances and the perceived needs and concerns of the patient. Long-term success is only possible when the cause is eliminated. In all situations, the restorative preparations have to follow the principles of minimally invasive treatment.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Jaeggi, Thomas; Grüninger, Anna and Lussi, Adrian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0077-0892

ISBN:

3-8055-8097-5

Series:

Monographs in Oral Science

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:48

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000093364

PubMed ID:

16687896

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.20027

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/20027 (FactScience: 3108)

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