[European statement of consensus regarding the treatment of severe tooth wear].
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, 125, 4, (2018), pp. 223-231
01 april 2018
Article / Letter to editor
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde
SubjectRadboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
In 2016, a European consensus meeting was held regarding the treatment of severe tooth wear. This meeting resulted in the publication of the European statement of consensus on the treatment of severe tooth wear in 2017. In the statement, new definitions of physiological and pathological tooth wear are described, recommendations for diagnosis and taking preventive measure are presented, and advice for counseling and monitoring is offered to better elucidate the underlying aetiological factors causing tooth wear in the patient. The decision whether restorative treatment is appropriate is multifactorial and partially dependent on the severity and the consequences of the wear and on the aesthetic and functional wishes of the patient. Restorative intervention should be delayed as long as possible, but when such intervention is indicated, the preference is for minimally invasive techniques using direct, indirect or hybrid treatment methods.
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