Oral Biol Res 2018; 42(4): 262-268  https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.42.04.201812.262
Restoration using dental CAD/CAM system in severe tooth wear patient: A case report
Wonjin Kee, Hyeran Kim, Hyun-Pil Lim, Kwi-Dug Yun, Chan Park*
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Chan Park, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, 33 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61186, Korea. Tel: +82-62-530-5638, Fax: +82-62-530-5639, E-mail: upgradepc@hanmail.net
Received: September 27, 2018; Revised: November 2, 2018; Accepted: November 7, 2018; Published online: December 31, 2018.
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In a situation where a vertical dimension has to be increased, the normal occlusion, function and aesthetics should be restored after taking into consideration the neuromuscular system and temporomandibular join. In order to do this, the provisional prosthesis should be made according to the patient's information. Moreover, the period of adjustment should be made through the provisional prosthesis modification, if necessary. The patient is then transferred to the final prosthesis to obtain results that are satisfactory. In the modern-day world, provisional prosthesis are replicated using three dimensional scanning and computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) then made into final prosthesis. The adaptability of stomatognathic system can be judged by the PMMA provisional restoration. Functional and aesthetical aspect can be obtained. The adjustment period can be shortened by an intraoral correction and proper wear between provisional restorations. By using the CAD/CAM technology that transfers the information right into the final prosthesis.
Keywords: Computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing, Dental restorations, Interim dental prosthesis

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