Conservative approach to the restoration of vital teeth affected by severe tissue wear.


Doctoral student, Post-graduation Department, School of Dentistry, Cruzeiro do Sul University (UNICSUL), São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]


Dental wear is a multifactorial progressive condition of hard tissue loss, often decreasing the vertical dimension and leading to functional and esthetic consequences. Regaining space by using contemporary restorative materials has enabled less invasive treatment options. This clinical report describes a complete mouth restoration of a patient with severe generalized dental wear by progressively increasing the vertical dimension and using conservative prosthetic treatment options to maintain pulp vitality. This multidisciplinary approach is considered safe and predictable, providing long-term comfort and esthetics.