Title

Altering Occlusal Vertical Dimension Provisionally with Base Metal Onlays: A Clinical Report

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

11-2008

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Source ISSN

0022-3913

Abstract

This article presents a method for altering occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) to restore dentitions with limited restorative space due to loss of tooth structure. A provisional increase in OVD is achieved using predominately base metal onlays, which offer advantages over conventional techniques. The onlays are resistant to wear, may be bonded well to nonrestored and restored tooth surfaces with resin cements, and provide a fairly reversible method of increasing OVD. A patient situation is presented which demonstrates the use of provisional base metal onlays in complete mouth rehabilitation.

Comments

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Vol. 100, No. 5 (November 2008): 338-342. DOI.

Soni Prasad was affiliated with the State University of New York at Buffalo at the time of publication.

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