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Article: Volume 49 Number 7 Page 569 - July/August 2022

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Restorative dentistry:  Presentation and Management of Mandibular Anterior Tooth Wear

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Abstract: Mandibular anterior tooth wear, while sometimes simple to manage, can present a restorative challenge. The evidence on management of worn lower anterior teeth is limited to small case series because the majority of the literature in this field is focused on outcomes in the maxillary arch. This article discusses the presentation and available treatment techniques to manage mandibular anterior tooth wear from a summary of the existing literature and the authors’ own experiences.

Clinical relevance: Mandibular anterior tooth wear can be challenging to manage.

Author notes: A Johanna Leven, BDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), FDS (Rest Dent), RCSEd, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Restorative Dentistry, University Dental Hospital of Manchester. Shimal M Némat, MChD, BChD, BSc, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), Clinical Teaching Fellow, University Dental Hospital of Manchester; Dental Officer, Salford Community Dental Services, GDP, Greater Manchester. email: johanna.leven@mft.nhs.uk

Objective: To outline aetiology, diagnosis and prevention of localized mandibular anterior tooth surface loss and consider restorative management options.