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Chapter-09 Clinical and Technical Aspects of Occlusal Reconstruction

BOOK TITLE: Tooth Erosion: Prevention and Treatment

Author
1. Smales Roger
2. Kaidonis John
3. Yip Kevin
ISBN
9788180617515
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10988_9
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2006
Pages
10
Author Affiliations
1. The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2. Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
3. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
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Abstract

Two basic occlusion schemes can be used for the oral rehabilitation of patients following extensive tooth tissue loss. However, irrespective of using either a conformative or a reorganized occlusion approach, accurate and reproducible jaw registrations and the correct transfer of the occlusal records to the working casts for mounting on a semi-adjustable articulator are essential. In patients who require oral rehabilitation at a re-established occlusal vertical dimension, a multidisciplinary approach is often advisable. Adjunctive orthodontic treatment can facilitate the subsequent prosthodontic treatments and also allow a more minimally invasive approach to be considered, such as the use of adhesive retainers for fixed partial dentures. Conservation of sound tooth tissue by using dental implants also can optimize the functional and esthetic results. Careful sequential occlusal reconstruction procedures are required for successful oral rehabilitation

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