Tooth Wear - An Overview With Special Emphasis On Dental Erosion

Bhushan, Jagat; Joshi, Rajesh; Sidhu, Kitty; Singh, Arundeep
December 2011
Indian Journal of Dental Sciences;Dec2011, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p89
Academic Journal
Non-carious tooth surface loss is a normal physiological process occurring throughout life, but accelerated tooth wear can become a problem affecting function, aesthetics or longevity of dentition. Tooth wear is a complex multifactorial problem and there is difficulty identifying a single etiological factor . Erosive tooth wear is a condition of growing concern to the clinician and the subject of extensive research - a view supported by the literature and a point for deliberations across various professional platforms over recent decades. There is good deal of evidence that dental erosion is growing steadily and its presence synergistically aggravates tooth wear by other mechanisms. Early recognition of dental erosion is important to prevent serious irreversible damage to the dentition. This overview is aimed to discuss various types of tooth wear in brief and provide an insight into diagnosis, risk factors, and management of dental erosion.


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