- Patient Examination and Setting Out Treatment Plan
During the first visit, the doctor will examinate the patient‘s current state, to define the level of damage and consequently set out the plan of individual treatment. The numbers of visits to the specialist may vary based on chosen methods and techniques; required prepatatory procedures; and success of implementation of treatment.
- Implementation of Treatment
Since every case is distinct, every treatment plan is carried out differently. It is worthy to note that when the defects are small, worn off teeth and loss of vertical dimension of occlusion can be restored through composites by returning the regular contact between teeth and preventing them from wearing off. More difficult cases require micro-prosthetics, therefore dental venners or dental overlayers are used. If the loss of vertical dimension of occlucion is severe, the specialist will recommend a restoration restoration using full dental crowns.
In some cases where the patient has irregular bite and seeks restoration, orthodontic treatment must be performed. Usually, it involves the use of braces or other orthodontic devices after the worn off teeth are restored. If the orthodontic treatment is not necessary, worn off teeth are restored by prosthetics, fillings, or combination of both methods.
Since the Collapsed Bite Restoration requires amount of time and more than several visits to a specialist, patients must follow the doctors‘ orders in taking care of their teeth between the visits. In each case, recommandations are provided individualy.
To maintain the achieved results, it is necessary for the patient to ensure a proper daily dental care, including brushing the teeth twice daily and using a dental floss. Also, professional oral hygiene is recommended at least once within a year. Patients should fix an appointment with a dentist for a preventive dental check, to make sure the wearing off of the teeth is still controled.