Long term neglect of oral health, multiple missing teeth, and severely worn teeth must be restored in order to secure function, aesthetics and comfort. Severe wear of the teeth destroy the normal function of mastication, disturbs jaw movements and normal function of the jaw joint. The collapse of posterior teeth also results in the loss of normal occlusal plane and the reduction of the vertical dimension resulting to aesthetic problems of the person. The need is to convert all unfavorable forces on teeth, which induce pathological conditions into favorable forces that permit normal function and healthy conditions.
Articulated study casts, together with a diagnostic wax-up, provide the necessary information required for the treatment planning. The patient receive a temporary dental work based on the wax-up study, getting the opportunity to experience the new status. In cases of lost teeth, implants can be used to replace the lost teeth and biological prosthetic materials can restore the whole dental arch. Attention should be paid in cases of temporomandibular joint or muscular disorders.