Clínical Performance of Adhesive Restorations with Composite Resin in Cases of Patients with Severe Wear and Increased Vertical Dimension: Systematized Literature Review

2023 • Volume 17 • Issue 3

William Franco Andre Santillan-Andia & Rony Christian Hidalgo-Lostaunau



Severe tooth wear is described as the substantial loss of tooth structure, with dentin exposure and significant loss of equal to or more than 1/3 of the clinical crown. The use of resin composite materials allows the clinician to be more conservative, due to its minimally invasive application. In addition to this, they are relatively inexpensive, provide good general aesthetics, as well as good performance and ease of repair. The objective of this systematic literature review is to collect information available in the literature regarding the clinical performance of adhesive restorations with composite resin in cases of patients with severe wear and increase in the vertical dimension as a rehabilitation objective. Articles between the years 2000 and 2022 were analyzed, selecting four databases (Pubmed, Scopus, Scielo and Web of Science). To identify the descriptors, the Medical subject headings (Mesh) were used: Tooth Wear, Composite Restorations, Resin and Oral Rehabilitation. No language, country of origin, author or place of publication restrictions where the study was conducted were applied. As a result of the search, 71 articles were obtained, of which 5 were selected that met the eligibility criteria to be considered in the systematic literature review. An average success rate between 89.4 % – 100 % was found in a total average of 5.2 years of follow-up. It can be concluded, to the best of our knowledge in the available scientific literature, that the treatment of adhesive restorations with composite resins in patients with severe wear is recommendable, focused on a short-medium term period (3-5 years), being a Inexpensive and minimally invasive treatment option.

KEY WORDS: Tooth wear, composite restorations, resin, and oral rehabilitation.


How to cite this article

SANTILLAN-ANDIA, W. F. A. & HIDALGO-LOSTAUNAU, R. C. Clínical performance of adhesive restorations with composite resin in cases of patients with severe wear and increased Vertical Dimension: Systematized literature review. Int. J. Odontostomat, 17(3):293-299, 2023.


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