Journal of
Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Abbreviation: J. Dent. Oral Hyg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2472
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDOH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 137

Full Length Research Paper

Esthetic and functional rehabilitation of soft-drink eroded teeth with prosthodontic approach: A case report

Oguzhan Gorler
  • Oguzhan Gorler
  • Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 01 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 29 July 2015
  •  Published: 31 August 2015


Dental caries and enamel erosion are among the several health problems related to unusual consuming of soft drinks as an extrinsic factor of dental erosion. In this report, a 27-year-old man complaining of severe worn-out of all his teeth was presented. He had a history of unusual drinking of cola (4 to 6 L daily) for 6 years and had a poor oral hygiene. Severe decays were present in the incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Counseling about healthy nutrition and drinking was used as an important aspect of management plan. Conservative management of dental caries was performed and during 3-year follow-up including counseling about nutrition and oral hygiene, the patient had no complaint related to the dental management. To prevent dental erosions related to drinking, it is necessary to increase awareness of people about public health problem related to the adverse effect of excessive soft drink consumption. For the long-term success of dental restoration as the presented case, the maintenance of lifestyle changes and regular follow-up are the most important factors to prevent the detorioration of dental health.


Key words: Dental erosion, soft drinks, prosthodontics, cola, acid.