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Article: Volume 43 Number 9 Page 867 - November 2016

  Dent Update 2016; 43: 867-872  Read article

Restorative dentistry:  Relating Aesthetics to Clinical Need: Improved Aesthetics of an Ill-Fitting Crown and Anterior Toothwear

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Abstract: This case report presents a case in which a patient attended because of the poor appearance of an anterior crown, but she was unaware that she had a number of teeth affected by toothwear.

Clinical relevance: The quest for aesthetic improvement may be a reason for a patient presenting for dental treatment.

Author notes: Ditesh Panchal, BDS, General Dental Practitioner, Coventry ( and FJ Trevor Burke, DDS, MSc, MDS, MGDS, FDS (RCS Edin), FDS RCS (Eng), FFGDP (UK), FADM, Primary Dental Care Research Group, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, 5 Mill Pool Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7EG, UK.

Objective: To describe a patient whose anterior teeth benefited from aesthetic improvement.