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Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry

Edited by Jean-Francois Roulet, Poul Erik Petersen, Anton Sculean

Official journal of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

ISSN (print) 1602-1622 • ISSN (online) 1757-9996


Fall 2004
Volume 2 , Issue 3

Pages: 321-325
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Prevention and Minimally Invasive Treatment of Erosions

Lussi, Adrian / Jaeggi, Thomas / Schaffner, Markus

Erosive tooth wear is a multifactorial cumulative lifetime process, which may lead to tooth surface loss. Acids of intrinsic and extrinsic origin are the main etiological factors. This paper focuses on preventive measures and minimally invasive restorations. The application of high fluoride, time of toothbrushing as well as the intake of erosive foodstuffs or beverages should be optimized. Sealing of the tooth surfaces and small composite fillings are minimally invasive treatments for erosive lesions. Keywords: erosion, diagnosis, preparation, minimally invasive treatment

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