The management of tooth wear with crowns and indirect restorations

Key Points

  • The rationale for using crowns when composites continually fail.

  • Indications and management for crown lengthening of worn teeth.

  • Material options for definitive crowns in the treatment of tooth wear.


This manuscript summarises the reasons behind choosing indirect restorations in the treatment of tooth wear. The purpose of this article is to discuss the use of crowns as a restorative treatment option for tooth wear. There are also challenges with the use of composites as they can repeatedly fail and in these situations the indications for crowns for treatment of tooth wear is worthy of consideration. This article is part of a themed issue discussing the management of tooth wear.

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Varma, S., Preiskel, A. & Bartlett, D. The management of tooth wear with crowns and indirect restorations. Br Dent J 224, 343–347 (2018).

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