Localized anterior maxillary tooth wear caused by erosion and attrition with loss of interocclusal space is difficult to manage.

This observational case-series study reports six cases with worn anterior dentition treated with labial ceramic and palatal direct resin composite veneers at an increased vertical dimension of occlusion without restoration of unaffected posterior teeth.

Thirty-six palatal direct veneers were made in six patients from a nanohybrid resin composite with the help of a wax-up-based template at an increased vertical dimension. After the complete re-establishment of posterior occlusion, 40 labial lithium-disilicate ceramic veneers were fabricated with a mock-up-guided method. The sandwich veneers were evaluated according to the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) criteria after a mean service time of 22.7 months. Re-establishment of posterior contacts as well as subjective patient satisfaction and function were evaluated. The overall success of the labial ceramic veneers was excellent. The quality of the palatal resin composite restorations was found to be good with predominantly “Alpha” scores. The marginal quality (11.1% and 33.3% of integrity and discoloration, respectively) and surface roughness (16.7%) showed small deteriorations indicated by “Beta” scores. The resin composite showed, in general, signs of wear facets which resulted in “Beta” scores in 44.4% of the cases. Posterior contacts re-established firmly within 4 weeks in all cases. Patient satisfaction with esthetics and function was high. The short-term outcome of this non-invasive treatment option is favorable and promising.

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