TITLE

Occupational tooth abrasion in a dental technician: Loss of tooth surface resulting from exposure to porcelain powder--A case report

AUTHOR(S)
Beckett, Heather; Buxey-Softley, Glen; Gilmour, A. Graham; Smith, Nick
PUB. DATE
March 1995
SOURCE
Quintessence International;Mar1995, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
A dental technician suffered abrasion of his anterior teeth because of his technique of handling porcelain powder during the construction of restorations. To keep the brush moist, he habitually licked it as he applied porcelain powder to restorations. The porcelain powder, which is extremely abrasive, acted as a grinding powder between his maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth. Adjunctive orthodontics and a combination of adhesive, minimal-intervention restorations were used to create an esthetic and functional solution.
ACCESSION #
38506264

 

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