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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

January/February 2014
Volume 27 , Issue 1

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A Survey of Management Strategies for Noncarious Cervical Lesions

Ashraf Estafan, DDS/David Bartlett, BDS, FDS, PhD/Gary Goldstein, DDS

Pages: 87–90
PMID: 24392484
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.3585

Both causation and management of noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs) (abfractions, wedge-shaped defects, stress-induced cervical lesions, and cervical erosion) remain debatable. A survey of clinicians’ perceptions was therefore conducted at a recent professional meeting to determine optimal approaches to NCCL management. Examples of lesions differing in depth (1, 2, and 3 mm) were presented as being either sensitive or nonsensitive, and participants recorded their responses to the presented individual scenarios. This report provides information regarding correlations between increases in lesion depth, lesion sensitivity, and professionals’ willingness to restore them. It was also noted that decisions to ensure mechanical retention positively influenced estimates for restoration longevity. Int J Prosthodont 2014;27:87–90. doi: 10.11607/ijp.3585

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