DDS; Professor, Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)

The “Index Technique” in worn dentition. A new no prep restorative approach.

The evolution of composite materials together with adhesive techniques are meeting the requests of patients, who ask less invasive therapies combined with highly esthetic results in posterior and anterior sextants. The range of restorative options, is getting wider, thanks to composite that can adequately respond to mechanical stress, a very low volumetric shrinkage, offering natural aesthetics and an effective adhesion when treated with specific protocols. The purpose of this lecture is to provide a protocol to restore, with composite, worn dentition through a no prep molding approach increasing the VDO: “The Index technique”. The biological costs and the possibility to repair when small chipping occur are the main goals of such a treatment in young patients with erosion and attrition.