J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2015 Jul;53(3):215-221. 10.4047/jkap.2015.53.3.215.

Mouth rehabilitation of a patient with severely worn dentition with vertical dimension increase

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dentistry, Graduate School, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea. pro11@wku.ac.kr

Abstract

Treating patients with severely worn dentition often requires comprehensive prosthetic treatments. Oral rehabilitation and long-term stability could be achieved by analyzing the cause of the wear and changing vertical dimension. The temporary restoration procedure is executed and patient's adaptation is evaluated by long-term observation when treatment is accompanied with increasing vertical dimension. In this case, 54 year-old male presented with worn dentition and esthetic dissatisfaction. In oral manifestations, severely worn dentition with attrition and erosion is diagnosed. To evaluate change of vertical dimension, interocclusal rest space, facial appearance, pronunciation, clinical crown length, distance from incisor edge to labial vestibule are evaluated. Consequently, 2.5 mm increase of vertical dimension that based on articulator incisal pin is determined. After 8 weeks stabilization period with temporary prostheses, definitive prostheses are fabricated. After 6 months follow up period, satisfactory outcomes were achieved both in functional and esthetic aspects through this procedure.

Keyword

Tooth wear; Vertical dimension

MeSH Terms

Crowns
Dental Articulators
Dentition*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Incisor
Male
Mouth Rehabilitation*
Oral Manifestations
Prostheses and Implants
Rehabilitation
Tooth Wear
Vertical Dimension*
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