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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-32

Full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with severely worn dentition for function and esthetics


1 Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, Peoples College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, Gitam Dental College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, Nanded Rural Dental College & Research Centre, Nanded, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Mishra
Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, People’s College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-3019.192470

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Management of patients with worn dentition is complex and difficult. The management of tooth wear, especially attrition, is becoming a subject of increasing interest in the prosthodontic literature. The specific objectives of this treatment were to restore the masticatory functions by prosthetic rehabilitation of missing teeth, and then treating the periodontally and endodontically involved teeth. This case report presents a 65-year-old woman who was referred for restoration of her worn and missing teeth. Full-mouth rehabilitation of the patient with severely worn dentition and an uneven occlusal plane was done and also the collapse bite was regained by raising the vertical dimension of occlusion by 2 mm within the limit of free-way space. In this case report, the vertical dimension was regain, missing teeth were replaced which enhance esthetics. With better treatment planning and patient’s psychological counseling, dentists can improve patient’s quality of life.


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