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Article: Volume 39 Number 2 Page 86 - March 2012

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Miscellaneous:  Tooth Surface Loss: Tools and Tips for Management

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Abstract: Tooth surface loss is becoming increasingly prevalent. Many cases can be managed with preventive measures, although there remain a number of patients for whom restorative intervention is indicated. Traditional treatment modalities have entailed extensive ‘full-mouth’ indirect restoration, although this approach has a number of disadvantages. Contemporary restorative techniques allow for a broader range of treatment options: this paper presents an overview of common issues and clinical techniques to overcome these.

Clinical relevance: Treatment options and guidance for managing patients who present with tooth surface loss.

Author notes: Julian D Satterthwaite, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS, MFDS RCS, FDS(Rest Dent), FHEA, Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, The University of Manchester, School of Dentistry, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH, UK.

Objective: To discuss the management of patients with tooth surface loss.