This publication is not a textbook but rather a comprehensive review of clinical procedures that can help the practitioner to select a proper protocol and suitable materials to more selectively treat the various forms of tooth wear. This "cookbook" is based on more than 20 years of experience in this ever-increasing pathology. The main focus is the prevention of tooth wear progression with the use of noninvasive and affordable procedures in the proper timeframe, bearing in mind that comprehending this pathology is a lifelong endeavor. If there was no opportunity to intervene early enough, you will also find the "recipes" needed for the proper use of indirect and CAD/CAM-produced restorations.
Chapter 1. Diagnosis and Prognosis of Tooth Wear
Chapter 2. Treatment Strategies
Chapter 3. Occlusal and Functional Factors, Vertical Dimension of Occlusion
Chapter 4. Direct Techniques
Chapter 5. Shell Techniques
Chapter 6. Indirect Techniques
Chapter 7. CAD/CAM Techniques
Chapter 8. Longevity and Maintenance
Contributions by: Tony Rotondo • Roberto Spreafico • Romain Cheron • Leonardo Franchini • Renan Belli • Stefano Ardu
Dr Didier Dietschi graduated from the University of Geneva Dental School, Switzerland, in 1984, where he completed specialty training in periodontology and restorative dentistry. He held the positions of assistant, lecturer, and senior lecturer at the same university, where he received his doctoral title in 1988 under the supervision of Prof Jacques Holz and a Privat-Docent degree in 2004. He earned his PhD in 2003 at the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam, Netherlands, under the guidance of Prof Carel Davidson. In 1990, he started a part-time practice in a private office in Geneva limited to esthetic restorative dentistry with a focus on soft tissue management and implantology. Since 2005, he has held the position of adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University (USA) and maintained his part-time senior lecturer position at the University of Geneva in the Department of Cariology and Endodontics headed by Prof Ivo Krejci. Dr Dietschi has won numerous awards for his contributions to adhesive restorative dentistry. He is an active lecturer author, journal reviewer, and industry consultant and has contributed to significant improvements in the field of composite shading with the development of the so-called “Natural Layering Concept”. He coauthored the book Adhesive Metal-Free Restorations, edited in 1997 by Quintessence and translated into seven languages. Dr Dietschi is internationally acclaimed for his theoretical and practical teaching programs focused on adhesive and esthetic restorations with the integration of scientific evidence and implementation of new technologies in the field of minimally invasive esthetic dentistry applied to the restorations of anterior and posterior teeth.