Article: Volume 46 Number 8 Page 708 - September 2019

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  Dent Update 2019; 46: 708-720

Restorative dentistry:  The Use of Direct Resin Composite Restorations in the Management of Localized Anterior Tooth Wear: a Clinical Update Part 1

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Abstract: The aim of this article is to provide the reader with the necessary information to manage localized anterior tooth wear cases successfully using minimally invasive and conservative methods in a general dental practice setting. This article will focus on the use of direct resin composite restorations. It will provide an update on the different techniques available to restore anterior tooth wear using direct resin composite and its method of application.

Clinical relevance: Numerous epidemiological studies have reported tooth wear to be increasing in incidence amongst the general population. This article aims to describe a methodical conservative approach for the management of worn teeth.

Author notes: Virat Kumar Hansrani, BChD, Dental Core Trainee 2 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen’s Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, (email: v_hansrani@hotmail.co.uk), Abdullah Barazanchi, BDS, Lecturer (Prosthodontics) at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand, Dominic Laverty, BDS(Hons), MFDS RCS(Ed), ACF/StR in Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital, 5 Mill Pool Way, Birmingham, B5 7EG and Paul Brunton, PhD, MSc BChD FDS RCS Rest Dent(Edin) FGDP (UK) RCS(Eng) FDS RCS(Eng), Professor and Dental Dean at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand.

Objective: To outline how to take a detailed history and examination and describe different techniques available for the restoration of the worn dentition. Enhanced CPD DO C