Restoration of worn dentition
Non-carious dental lesions (teeth wear) are another reason why it may be necessary to treat the teeth. Distinction is made between several types of teeth wear: attrition (teeth wear due to teeth to teeth contact), abrasion (excessive biting on some external object, e.g. pipe), erosion (damage due to acid attach), abfraction (non-carious defects at the tooth neck area). Unfortunately, due to the high level of psychological stress and the use of acidic diet such lesions are seen more and more often. Erosion may result from gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), frequent vomiting (due to bulimia), excessive use of soda drinks and so on. Teeth wear can lead to teeth sensitivity, chipping, decrease of the lower third of the face, and so on.
In such cases the preventive measures and patient awareness of the condition and the required treatment is of utmost importance. If the wear has reached the tooth dentin layer it can be recommended to restore the worn surface with an esthetic composite. In this way, it stops further tooth wear and improves esthetics. This is very important to restore so called canine function, as properly restored canine teeth protect the rest of the teeth from the intense wear. If a patient is suspected of teeth-grinding (bruxism), following the restoration of worn teeth, night splint should be produced. In some cases, where the tooth wear is very advanced the teeth prosthesis should be made to restore them. The restoration can highly improve facial and smile esthetics.
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