Abfraction is a theoretical concept explaining a loss of tooth structure not caused by tooth decay (non-carious cervical lesions). It is suggested that these lesions. Multiple factors are seen as contributing to the development of noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs). The term abfraction is applied to these lesions in relation to. Evidence supports that abfraction lesions, as any NCCLs, have a multifactorial etiology. Particularly, the cervical wear of abfraction can occur.

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Every clinical appearance of abfraction appears to be dependent ldsions the type and severity of the etiological factors involved [ 7 ]. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr. This review focuses on the current knowledge and available treatment strategies for abfraction lesions.

Prosthetic restorations may be necessary to restore abfraction lesions in teeth that are planned as an abutment for a removable partial denture.

Dentinal hypersensitivity is characterized by short, sharp pain in response to a stimulus. Even when I had an emergency, they got me right in.

Restorative challenges for these lesions are also attributed to difficulty with moisture control, in gaining access to subgingival margins, 538 and in treating the sclerotic dentin, the most affected tissue due to these defects, with adhesive techniques.

As with all forms of tooth wear, it is critical to consider the age of the individual and the expected rate of tooth wear. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. NCCL, noncarious cervical lesion ]. A Review of the Literature.


Abfraction lesions: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options

Our teeth wear down over time as a result of how hard we brush our teeth, the types of foods and drinks we consume, and more. One theory of its clinical features suggests that the lesions only form above the cementoenamel junction CEJ which is where the enamel and cementum meet on a tooth. Teeth pulpdentinenamel.

There are no generally accepted, specific guidelines in the literature stating when abfraction lesions should be restored. Fejerskov O, Kidd E, editors. In addition, emphasis must be placed on medical conditions that predispose teeth to erosion.

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Editor who approved publication: Please leave this field blank: NCCL, noncarious cervical lesion. This may be because some teeth receive more of the stress from biting and chewing than other teeth when the bite is not properly aligned. Flossing Teeth Properly, How to Floss 0: Published online May 3.

Abfraction lesions: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options | CCIDE

Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. About 37 percent of patients who continue to smoke after cancer treatment will develop second cancers of the mouth, throat or larynx.


Two-year clinical performance of Class Lewions resin-modified glass-lonomer and abfrqction composite restorations. Wear facets may be found in the enamel, primary dentin, physiologic secondary dentin, and reparative sclerotic dentin.

Marked variations exist in dental practice concerning the diagnosis and management of these lesions. One of the most prevalent theories is called “the theory of non-carious cervical lesions” which suggests that tooth flexion, occurring due to occlusion factors, impacts on the vulnerable area near the cementoenamel junction.

Treatment for Dental Abfractions – Troy, MI – Restorative Dentistry

The Class V lesion — aetiology and restoration. The American Cancer Society reports that: More Videos You May Like. As discussed previously, successful prevention and management of abfraction or any NCCLs requires an understanding of the risk factors and how these risk factors change over time in individual patients.

Lesionns of a scratch mark signifies that the lesion is active and progressing.

In most cases, there is no complaint from patients with abfraction lesions since lesions are painless and do not affect the esthetics of individual. Consequently, a combined restorative-surgical approach may be indicated in these clinical situations.

Dental erosion and medical conditions: Longevity of a resin-modified glass ionomer cement and a polyacid-modified resin composite restoring non-carious cervical lesions in a general dental practice.

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