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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This review focuses on the current knowledge and available treatment strategies for abfraction lesions.

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NCCLs are relatively common clinical conditions that can adversely affect structural integrity, retention of dental plaque, tooth sensitivity, pulpal vitality, and esthetics. Back Oral Care Products.

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. If you do not seek treatment for the cause of your lesionz as well as the lesions themselves, the damage will continue.

Abfraction lesions: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options

To repair a tooth with an abfraction, we can fill the lesion just as we would fill a tooth after a cavity. The biomechanics of abfraction.


Diagnosis of erosion may not be easily accomplished because patients may not volunteer information as in cases of eating disorders, or patients may not link heartburn or stomach upsets with teeth defects. Dentinal hypersensitivity is characterized by short, sharp pain in response to a stimulus.

This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. Thus, one must conduct a risk-benefit analysis when considering restorative treatment of abfraction lesions. Courtesy of Dr Alex J Delgado. Particularly, the cervical wear of abfraction can occur as a result of normal and abnormal tooth function and may also abfrcation accompanied by pathological wear, such as abrasion and erosion.

Other treatment options are reviewed below and include the abfrraction If you agree to our use of cookies and the contents of our Privacy Policy please click ‘accept’. Esthetic and predictable treatment of abfraction lesions.

Abfraction lesions: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options

Bartlett DW, Shah P. Bioengineering studies have discovered the association between wear at the cervical region and occlusal stresses by employing finite elemental analysis or photo-elastic methods [ 232526 ].

Other treatment options are reviewed below and include the following: The association between occlusal factors and noncarious cervical lesions: The Class V lesion — aetiology and restoration.

Abfraction lesion formation abcraction maxillary incisors, canines and premolars: So the restorative treatment in case of NCCL are planned only if any of following conditions are met:.


Evidence supports that abfraction lesions, as any NCCLs, have a multifactorial etiology.

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Sitemap Privacy Policy Login. Polymeric adhesion to ahfraction About 37 percent of patients who continue to smoke after cancer treatment will develop second cancers of the mouth, throat or zbfraction.

Erosion is the progressive loss of dental hard tissue caused by acids from nonbacterial, intrinsic, or extrinsic sources. It is apparent in clinical practice that not all patients with abfraction lesions present occlusal wear bruxism or clenchingand not all patients with occlusal wear exhibit NCCLs.

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Non-carious changes to tooth crowns. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The lesions occur gradually, making the tooth appear to vanish over time.

Identification and management of potential etiological factors are crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. Moreover, very few clinical studies have not provided enough evidence on the relation between Abfraction lesions and occlusal stresses [ 27 – 29 ]. The interaction between chemical, biological, and behavioral factors is critical and helps to explain why some individuals exhibit more than one type of cervical wear mechanism than others.