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Year 2003
Volume 34 , Issue 6

Pages: 435 - 446

Tooth wear: Attrition, erosion, and abrasion

Luis A. Litonjua, DMD/Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, MS/Peter J. Bush, BS/Robert E. Cohen, DDS, PhD

Attrition, erosion, and abrasion result in alterations to the tooth and manifest as tooth wear. Each classification acts through a distinct process that is associated with unique clinical characteristics. Accurate prevalence data for each classification are not available since indices do not necessarily measure one specific etiology, or the study populations may be too diverse in age and characteristics. The treatment of teeth in each classification will depend on identifying the factors associated with each etiology. Some cases may require specific restorative procedures, while others will not require treatment. A review of the literature points to the interaction of the three entities in the initiation and progression of lesions that may act synchronously or sequentially, synergistically or additively, or in conjunction with other entities to mask the true nature of tooth wear, which appears to be multifactorial.


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