Diagnostic Principles for Cervical Lesions: When to Graft, Restore, or Graft and Restore
If you are a restorative dentist and a patient presents with gingival recession, the most common treatment is a Class V restoration. This may be appropriate; however, a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan may indicate that periodontal procedures may be more appropriate or necessary. In addition, orthodontic treatment may significantly improve the functional or esthetic outcome of the case. Often the treatment plan should involve multiple disciplines in an integrated approach. In many situations, sequencing or phasing treatment can affect the long-term success of the case.
Diagnose and treatment plan when to graft, restore, or graft and restore cervical lesions
Recognize when orthodontic treatment is indicated to enhance treatment outcomes
Recognize when and how to treat cervical lesions from a restorative perspective