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Minimally invasive prosthetic procedures in the rehabilitation of a bulimic patient affected by dental erosion

Vano, Michele
Peñarrocha, David
Covani, Ugo
Published in Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry. 2015, vol. 7, no. 1, p. e170-174
Abstract The population affected by dental erosion due to bulimia is generally very young. This population group has a high aesthetic requirement; the dentition in these patients is severely damaged, especially in the anterior maxillary quadrant. In terms of treatment, it is still controversial whether an adhesive rehabilitation is preferable to a longer-lasting but more aggressive conventional treatment, such as full-crown coverage of the majority of teeth. This case report describes the prosthetic rehabilitation of a young female patient previously affected by bulimia nervosa and presenting erosion of the maxillary teeth. The prosthetic rehabilitation was performed through indirect adhesive restorations of the anterior teeth and direct restorations of the posterior teeth. A clinical follow-up after 4 years showed that the occlusion remained satisfactorily restored. Posterior direct composite resin restorations and anterior indirect adhesive composite restorations proved to be an effective time and money-saving procedure to rehabilitate patients affected by dental erosion. Adhesive rehabilitation provides a functional and good aesthetic result while preserving tooth structure. Key words:Bulimia, dental erosion, composite resin, veneers.
PMID: 25810832
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Research group Groupe Scolozzi Paolo (chirurgie maxillo-faciale et buccale) (896)
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DERCHI, Giacomo et al. Minimally invasive prosthetic procedures in the rehabilitation of a bulimic patient affected by dental erosion. In: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2015, vol. 7, n° 1, p. e170-174. doi: 10.4317/jced.51732 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:107819

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