Issue V17N03 | Year 2020 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 68 to 84
Introduction: Characterized by involuntary acts of clenching or grinding the teeth, bruxism can cause severe tooth wear. Despite being a challenging situation, the combination of conservative preparations, adhesive materials and acid-sensitive ceramics, minimally invasive ceramic restorations have been proposed as one of the rehabilitative options for patient with bruxism. The objective of this clinical case is to demonstrate the multidisciplinary esthetic-functional resolution of a patient with parafunctional habits and severe wear of the teeth using laminate veneers. Methods: In the present clinical case, the patient had early loss of the disocclusion guides, resulting in an inadequate occlusal pattern, and esthetic defi ciency. After compensating the symptoms of bruxism by multidisciplinary approach, the correct management of the remaining structure was performed, in order to preserve the maximum healthy tooth structure and to maintain adhesion of the ceramic parts in enamel. Conclusion: The treatment with laminates may be a conservative option, besides allowing an esthetic result and recovering normal disocclusion guides of the mutually protected occlusion.
Hoshino IAE, Martin NR, Dias GB, Anchieta NRG, Rocha EP, Anchieta RB. Utilization of laminate veneers for functional and esthetic recovery in situation of great teeh wear. J Clin Dent Res. 2020 Sept-Dec;17(3):68-84.