Department of Prosthetic Dental Treatment, Faculty of Dentistry, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
Tooth erosion is a common condition in humans and may be due to etiologic factors rather than bites. It is generally seen in individuals in vertical occlusal losses depending on the frequency and amount of tooth wear. In such cases, the physician should decide the appropriate treatment for the patient as well as the etiologic cause. In the first case, a 61-year-old male patient presented with insufficient chewing function and aesthetic complaints. Clinical examination revealed vertical size loss due to wearing. The upper anterior teeth were finished with metal-ceramic restorations crowns and the lower and upper posterior teeth with metal- ceramic restorations to increase the vertical size of the patient. In the second case, a 41-year-old male patient presented to our university with a low profile on his face and an aesthetic complaint due to the abrasion of the upper jaw anterior teeth. In this patient, the upper and lower anterior teeth were finished with zirconia crowns and the posterior teeth with metal-supported porcelain restorations to rearrange the vertical dimension. This study aims to present various prosthetic approaches that can be performed in worn tooth cases.
Keywords: Management options; occlusal vertical dimension; prosthetic rehabilitation; tooth wear