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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Bednar’s aphthae Cleft palate High-arched palate Palatal cysts of the newborn Inflammatory papillary hyperplasia Stomatitis nicotina Torus palatinus. The effects of occlusal loading on the margins of cervical restorations.

These notches are often angular, however, they may become rounded over time as a result of abrasively brushing the teeth. Further research has shown that the normal occlusal forces from chewing and swallowing are not sufficient to cause the stress and flexion required to cause abfraction lesions. Accept In order to provide our website visitors and registered leions with a service tailored to their individual preferences we use cookies to analyse visitor traffic and personalise content.

In cases of asymptomatic teeth, where tooth vitality and function are not compromised, abfdaction lesions should be monitored for at least 6 months before any invasive procedure abfractiion planned. A smile analysis must be conducted in order to achieve the desirable results of cervical restorations. In most cases, there is no complaint from patients with abfraction lesions since lesions are painless and do not affect the esthetics of individual.


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Efficacy of periodontal plastic surgery procedures in the treatment of localized facial gingival recessions. Identification and management of potential etiological factors are crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. The lesions occur gradually, making the tooth appear to vanish abfrcation time.

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Efficacy of periodontal plastic procedures in the treatment of multiple gingival recessions. Root coverage surgical procedures Abfraction lesions may be associated with gingival recession, ie, the gingival margins of the affected teeth migrate apically, exposing root surfaces to the oral cavity.

The lesions have been attributed to mechanical stress from chewing function or teeth grinding. Restorative dentistry treatments can effectively restore the damage caused by abfraction, prevent further damage, and improve oral health. For more information about the causes of abfraction and to discuss your treatment options, schedule a consultation with South Ogden, UT dentist Patrick Tanner.

The defense mechanisms activated in teeth as a result of wear include the formation of reactionary and reparative dentin and the obstruction of exposed dentinal tubules by mineral deposits. In cases of abfraction associated with gingival recession, a combined restorative-surgical approach may be performed. The value of restorative dentistry to treat NCCLs remains a questionable issue in dentistry.

There is theoretical evidence to support the concept of abfraction, but little experimental evidence exists. J Am Dent Assoc. Baysan A, Lynch E. This is an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.


Support Center Support Center. Generally, physiological cervical wear is a chronic and slow process. Lang NP, Karring T, editors.

Non-carious cervical tooth surface loss: Yet further studies have shown that these lesions do not always appear in people with bruxism and others abfrwction bruxism have these lesions.

Follow us on twitter. Furthermore, several indices of tooth wear have been proposed for recording and monitoring the progression of abfraction lesions or any NCCLs.

If you agree to our use of cookies and the contents of our Privacy Policy please click ‘accept’. Abfraction lesion formation in maxillary incisors, canines and premolars: Cementicle Cementoblastoma Gigantiform Cementoma Eruption cyst Epulis Pyogenic granuloma Congenital epulis Gingival enlargement Gingival cyst of the adult Gingival cyst of the newborn Gingivitis Desquamative Granulomatous Plasma cell Hereditary gingival fibromatosis Hypercementosis Hypocementosis Linear gingival erythema Necrotizing periodontal diseases Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis Pericoronitis Peri-implantitis Periodontal abscess Periodontal trauma Periodontitis Aggressive As a manifestation of systemic disease Chronic Perio-endo lesion Teething.

An elderly patient exhibiting NCCLs in the whole dentition. Also in these circumstances, when abfraction lesions are painless and do not affect esthetics, there is normally no complaint from the patient. Abfraction lesions are more prevalent in the adult age population of 40 years old affecting mainly the premolar teeth.