ADDITIVE dentistry and MODIFIED 3 STEP technique to treat a case of Initial Dental Erosion Using Pressed Lithium Disilicate Ceramic Restorations: A 6 year follow-up case Report
Dental erosion is spreading rapidly among younger generations of patients. Clinicians often underestimate the extent of this disease and postpone its treatment due to a lack of awareness and/or to uncertainty regarding the proper course of action.
The discussion of when and how to treat young individuals affected by dental erosion has split the dental community into two groups: clinicians who treat eroded teeth excessively and clinicians who do not treat eroded teeth at all.
In this case report, a young adult patient affected by generalized dental erosion was treated even though his tooth degradation was only at an initial stage. The rationale behind this early intervention was that no or minimal tooth preparation would have been required for treatment. In fact, only ADDITIVE adhesive procedures were implemented to replace the missing tooth structure and protect the remaining dentition from further damage.