Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 279--282

An alternative treatment of occlusal wear: Cast metal occlusal surface


Sandeep Kumar, Aman Arora, Reena Yadav 
 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, D.A.V. (C) Dental College & Hospital, Yamunanagar, Haryana, India

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Sandeep Kumar
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, D.A.V. (C) Dental College & Hospital, Yamunanagar, Haryana
India

Acrylic resin denture teeth often exhibit rapid occlusal wear, which may lead to decrease in the chewing efficiency, loss of vertical dimension of occlusion, denture instability, temporomandibular joint disturbances, etc. There are various treatment options available like, use of highly cross linked acrylic teeth, amalgam or metal inserts on occlusal surface, use of composite, gold or metal occlusal surface, etc. Several articles have described methods to construct gold and metal occlusal surfaces, however, these methods are time-consuming, expensive and requires many cumbersome steps. These methods also requires the patient to be without the prosthesis for the time during which the laboratory procedures are performed. This article presents a quick, simple and relatively inexpensive procedure for construction of metal occlusal surfaces on complete dentures.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S, Arora A, Yadav R. An alternative treatment of occlusal wear: Cast metal occlusal surface.Indian J Dent Res 2012;23:279-282


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Kumar S, Arora A, Yadav R. An alternative treatment of occlusal wear: Cast metal occlusal surface. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];23:279-282
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