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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In rare cases, the wear is so extensive that it exposes the pulp. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. Many treatment sbfraction have been proposed to treat these NCCL lesions. Nasopalatine duct Median mandibular Median palatal Traumatic bone Osteoma Osteomyelitis Osteonecrosis Bisphosphonate-associated Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis Osteoradionecrosis Osteoporotic bone marrow defect Paget’s disease of bone Periapical abscess Phoenix abscess Periapical periodontitis Stafne defect Torus mandibularis.

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Comparison of efficacy of three different desensitizing agents for in-office relief of dentin hypersensitivity: Variation in clinical decision making related to caries. Consequently, a combined restorative-surgical approach may be indicated in these clinical situations. Clinical shapes of abfraction lesions. Some of the available treatment strategies may be tailored for abfraction lesions and others are used for NCCLs abffraction all etiologies, depending on the patient factors and the severity of the problem.


Particularly, the cervical wear of abfraction can occur as a result of normal and abnormal tooth function and may also be accompanied by pathological wear, such as abrasion and erosion.

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If there is a need for placement of restoration, NCCLs should be restored as minimally invasive as possible. By accessing the work you hereby accept the Terms.

Support Center Support Center. Dentinal hypersensitivity is a response to stimuli caused by short, sharp pain.

Marked variations exist in dental practice concerning the diagnosis and management of these lesions. Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of these cancers by nearly 50 times. Teeth lseionsdentinenamel. Abfractions lesions, as any other NCCLs, have a multifactorial etiology. Erosion caused by vomiting typically affects the palatal surfaces of the upper teeth, but this condition can also be caused by dietary acids.

Effectiveness of arginine-containing toothpastes in treating dentine hypersensitivity: Abfraction lesions are observed primarily on the buccal surfaces and are typically wedge- or V-shaped lesions with clearly defined internal and external angles. In such conditions, it is generally advisable to monitor these lesions at regular interval with no operative intervention, where no serious clinical manifestations observed and where the lesion depth is shallow 1 mm.


Hunter-Schreger Band patterns in human tooth enamel. Read on about the plan to tackle youth e-cigarette use. The lesions have been attributed to mechanical stress from chewing function or teeth grinding. Referral and collaboration with medical practitioners may be necessary for further investigations, diagnosis, and management of these underlying medical conditions.

Bruxism is one of the most common causes of dental abfractions. J Am Dent Assoc. Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. As many researchers postulated the relation between occlusal stress and abfraction lesions, the occlusal adjustments like altering the cuspal inclines, reducing heavy contacts and removing the premature contacts have been suggested to improve the conditions associated with abfraction.

Predetermination of root coverage. Fejerskov O, Kidd E, editors. Erosion and abrasions can also contribute, for example. Erosion processes are often associated with the diagnosis of abfraction lesions. It’s time to give your inbox something. These notches are often angular, however, they may become rounded over time as a result of abrasively brushing the teeth.