Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Orthodontic intrusion of worn anterior teeth.  I recently had a study club discussion regarding proper positioning of worn anterior teeth in preparation for restorations (crowns, veneers or composite build ups).  Orthodontics is many times necessary for these patients due to the supereruption that occurs as attrition takes place.  We can orthodontically intrude either the upper, lower or all anterior teeth.  I base a lot of this decision on the upper lip to incisor relationship both during rest and smiling.  We also need to take into account the clinical crown length of the worn teeth.  If I can place the teeth in the correct position with proper overjet, a fantastic functional and esthetic result can be had.  These patients refer others to your office since they are walking billboards for your practice.  By the way, we always get before and after photos that you are welcome to use.


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