Conservative restoration of worn mandibular anterior teeth combining gingival repositioning and a template matricing technique

H. A. St Germain, J. F. Jenkins

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Abstract

Conservative resin composite restoration of worn mandibular anterior teeth may offer an alternative option to full-coverage restorations for the patient. Assessment of the occlusal condition is critical because alterations in occlusal vertical dimension may not always be possible. By exposing additional coronal tooth structure, periodontal crown-lengthening procedures can serve to increase clinical crown height when adequate attached gingival tissue is present and supra-eruption has likely occurred. Fabrication of a custom template made from a diagnostic mock-up with proximal stainless steel matrices helps contribute to a predictable restorative result and improves chairside efficiency for the dental practice. By combining gingival crown lengthening, bonding of resin composite material, and selective occlusal adjustment; a short to mediumterm, conservative option can be made available for the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-469
Number of pages8
JournalOperative dentistry
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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