Abfraction and abrasion - Lapointe dental centres
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Published at : 14 Dec 2020
Excessive pressure, repeated contact or certain dental interferences can lead to tension and microscopic flexion, which, if repetitive, can cause fractures of the enamel or dentine. The results of these changes are referred to as abfraction. The consequences of abfraction are numerous, ranging from sensitivity to heat, cold or touch, leading up to an outbreak of unaesthetic faults or tendency to decay. Gingival losses adjacent to the abfraction zones can also be observed. Although there are several dental materials that can repair these cervical lesions, it is important to detect the causes of the abfraction. Manufacturing a nightwear apparatus such as an occlusive guard or establishing a procedure to stabilize the occlusion are two efficient methods of slowing down this condition.
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