Therapy for Dental Wear and Ceramic Dental Veneers
IMPROVING CHEWING AND AESTHETICS DUE TO TEETH GRINDING AND CLENCHING
The patient’s requests were to improve masticatory function, enhance the aesthetic appearance of the smile, and preserve the remaining dental tissue. Suffering from teeth grinding and clenching, the patient had experienced the wear of extensive portions of dental tissue over time, where abrasion and wear led to both aesthetic and chewing consequences, and a reduction in the height of the temporomandibular joints with consequent headaches and arthritis of the joints.
After a careful diagnosis by Dr. Frabboni, the need for intervention on both the temporomandibular joints and the dental surfaces became evident.
Before proceeding with the treatment, the Smile Preview technique was used, which allowed, thanks to the mock-up technique, to visualize the possible final result..
The first step of the treatment was therapy with a mandibular repositioning orthotic, a device that allows restoring the joints to the correct position and treating the symptoms.
After about 3 months of treatment, having achieved the goal, Dr. Frabboni recreated the vertical dimension between the arches with full ceramic inlays for the posterior sectors, and finally, thanks to the aesthetic ceramic veneers, the dental elements of the anterior sectors were restored to their natural size and correct aesthetics.
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