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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 12 (1992), No. 1     1. Jan. 1992
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 12 (1992), No. 1  (01.01.1992)

Page 63-71

The restoration of functional occlusion and esthetics
Fradeani / Bottacchiari / Tracey / Parma-Benfenati / Stein / Paoli, De
Severe occlusal destruction, whether it results from attrition, abrasion, or erosion, must be met with definitive diagnosis and treatment. This case report illustrates the step-by-step diagnosis and treatment of a patient with severe occlusal wear. Restoration of a functional occlusion and esthetics involved endodontic treatment, reestablishment of the vertical dimension of occlusion, osseous periodontal surgery, and placement of single-tooth cast glass-ceramic crowns.