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Vertical Bite Rehabilitation of Severely Worn Dentitions with Direct Composite Restorations: Clinical Performance up to 11 Years

Department of Conservative and Preventive Dentistry, Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zurich, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
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J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(8), 1732; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10081732
Received: 16 March 2021 / Revised: 7 April 2021 / Accepted: 13 April 2021 / Published: 16 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advancements and New Technologies in Clinical Dentistry)
Our aim was to evaluate the clinical performance of direct composite restorations placed in patients with severely worn dentitions at an increased vertical dimension of occlusion, after up to 11 years. One hundred and sixty-four teeth in 13 patients with severely worn dentitions had been reconstructed with either microhybrid (first cohort; n = 59) or nanofilled (second cohort; n = 105) composite restorations at increased vertical dimension of occlusion using a wax-up-based template-aided placement technique. From the dental records, information about repair and replacement of restorations was obtained. Patients were clinically examined after a mean follow-up time of 10.7 years (first cohort) or 5.2 years (second cohort) using United States Public Health Service (USPHS) criteria. Subjective patient satisfaction was also recorded using visual analogue scales (VAS). The overall quality of the restorations was good with predominantly ‘Alpha’ and ‘Bravo’ scores, respectively. Nanofilled composite showed less surface degradation and better margin qualities than microhybrid composite. Of the 59 restored teeth in the first cohort, 13 restorations showed unfavorable events after 10.7 years, of which ten could be repaired. In the second cohort, 23 of 105 restorations showed unfavorable events, which could all be repaired. VAS scores revealed high patient satisfaction with the treatment approach. In conclusion, direct composite restorations placed at an increased vertical dimension of occlusion show good clinical long-term performance in patients with severe tooth wear. View Full-Text
Keywords: tooth wear; dental erosion; abrasion; resin composite restorations; occlusal vertical dimension tooth wear; dental erosion; abrasion; resin composite restorations; occlusal vertical dimension
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Tauböck, T.T.; Schmidlin, P.R.; Attin, T. Vertical Bite Rehabilitation of Severely Worn Dentitions with Direct Composite Restorations: Clinical Performance up to 11 Years. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 1732. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10081732

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Tauböck TT, Schmidlin PR, Attin T. Vertical Bite Rehabilitation of Severely Worn Dentitions with Direct Composite Restorations: Clinical Performance up to 11 Years. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2021; 10(8):1732. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10081732

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Tauböck, Tobias T., Patrick R. Schmidlin, and Thomas Attin. 2021. "Vertical Bite Rehabilitation of Severely Worn Dentitions with Direct Composite Restorations: Clinical Performance up to 11 Years" Journal of Clinical Medicine 10, no. 8: 1732. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10081732

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