A Review on the Options for Creating Inter-occlusal Space for the Provision of Indirect Restoration on Worn Down Teeth


 

Mohammed Ayedh Al-qahtani                 BDS

 

ABSTRACT:

Replacement of lost tooth surface and short clinical crown height is a common problem for restorative dentists. Multiple options including surgical crown lengthening, relative axial tooth movement, orthodontics, increasing the vertical dimension of occlusion and devitalisation of tooth are employed alone or in combination to create space for a durable and stable restoration. A variety of factors need to be assessed prior to such a decision making. This paper present an overview of the commonly used management options for the restoration of teeth with short clinical crown heights.

KEYWORDS: Inter occlusal space, indirect restorations, worn down teeth.

HOW TO CITE: Al-qahtani MA. A Review on the Options for Creating Inter-occlusal Space for the Provision of Indirect Restoration on Worn Down Teeth. J Pak Dent Assoc 2016; 25(3): 115-118.

Received: 18 July 2016, Accepted: 30 September 2016