J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2020 Oct;58(4):369-377. 10.4047/jkap.2020.58.4.369.

Full mouth rehabilitation with vertical increase in patient with severe tooth wear using monolithic zirconia prosthetic restoration

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  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Abstract

Gradual teeth wear is normal physiological progress, severe tooth wear can causes dysfunction, occlusal plane disharmony and esthetic problems. If additional space is needed for prosthetic restoration due to severe attrition, full mouth rehabilitation with increase of occlusal vertical dimension may be considered. In this case, 72 year old male patient with severe worn dentition, irregular gingival zenith and deep anterior bite was treated by full mouth rehabilitation for regaining the space for restoration, improving relationship and esthetic of anterior teeth. Provisional restoration obtained by systemic analysis, diagnosis and re-evaluation for a sufficient time was replicated to final restorations through double scanning technique using monolithic zirconia blocks. Satisfactory functional and esthetic outcomes were obtained.

Keyword

Tooth wear; Full mouth rehabilitation; Vertical dimension of occlusion; Zirconium oxide
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