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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9517486, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9517486
Case Report

Restorative Rehabilitation of a Patient with Dental Erosion

1Saudi Board of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
3College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Satheesh B. Haralur; moc.oohay@hseehtas_bh

Received 28 February 2017; Revised 21 May 2017; Accepted 5 June 2017; Published 30 July 2017

Academic Editor: Daniel W. Boston

Copyright © 2017 Mohammed Thamer AlShahrani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Dental erosion is the chemical dissolution of the tooth structure. Factors like eating disorders and gastrointestinal diseases are recognized as intrinsic factors for dental erosion. Advanced stages of dental erosion extensively damage the tooth morphology, consequently affecting both esthetics and functions. Reports indicate the growing prevalence of erosion, and hence knowledge of restorative rehabilitation of tooth erosion is an integral part of the contemporary dental practice. This clinical report describes an adult patient with gastroesophageal reflux induced dental erosion involving the palatal surface of the maxillary anterior teeth. The extensive involvement of the palatal surfaces compromised the esthetics, incisal guidance, and functional occlusal efficiency. Indirect all-ceramic restorations were utilized to restore the esthetics and occlusal reconstruction. In conclusion, patients affected by severe dental erosion require prosthetic rehabilitation besides the management of the associated medical condition.