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Sleep bruxism: challenges and restorative solutions

Authors Mengatto CM, Coelho-de-Souza FH, de Souza Jnr. OB

Received 8 September 2015

Accepted for publication 6 November 2015

Published 22 April 2016 Volume 2016:8 Pages 71—77


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Peer reviewer comments 5

Editor who approved publication: Professor Christopher E. Okunseri

Video abstract presented by Cristiane Machado Mengatto and Fábio Herrmann Coelho-de-Souza.

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Cristiane Machado Mengatto, Fábio Herrmann Coelho-de-Souza, Oswaldo Baptista de Souza Junior

Department of Conservative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Abstract: Bruxism is a parafunctional activity related to clenching or grinding the teeth and tooth wear can be a consequence of sleep bruxism (SB). Management of severe tooth wear due to SB is a challenging situation because of the common reduced amount of remaining dental structure and loss of vertical dimension of occlusion. Rationale for the planning of oral rehabilitation of patients with SB presenting severe tooth wear should rely on evidence-based approaches; however, few studies have discussed properties of dental materials for SB rehabilitation and how to cosmetically manage severe tooth wear. This review aimed to provide an overview into bruxism cosmetic rehabilitation and how this can be implemented with good outcomes for the patient.

Keywords: sleep bruxism, restoration, rehabilitation, prosthodontics, dentistry

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