Diagnosis, disease control and prevention are the precursors to successful definitive restorative treatment of pathological tooth wear. This case series illustrates how proposed key clinical features can influence treatment complexity and provide the clinician with a logical sequence of treatment options for definitive management of tooth wear.
Identification of the aetiology, risk management and prevention are fundamental steps before definitive restorative treatment.
Treatment should be patient-centred, evidence-based and aim to minimise the lifelong restorative burden.
Definitive restorative treatment complexity is illustrated in relation to key clinical factors.
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Calvert, G., Cocozza, P. & Elsayed Ahmed, K. Clinical factors to consider in definitive treatment planning for patients with tooth wear. Br Dent J 234, 375–384 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-023-5618-y