Toothwear and the older patient

Francis M Burke, Gerald McKenna

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Toothwear is commonly observed in dentate older patients and may be physiological or pathological in nature. Toothwear can be caused by abrasion, attrition, erosion or a combination of aetiologies. Where treatment is required, a number of options exist, including the use of adhesive materials and fixed and removable prosthodontics.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE: With patients retaining natural teeth into old age, physiological and pathological toothwear amongst dentate older patients is an increasingly common presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-8
Number of pages4
JournalDental Update
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Dental Prosthesis Design
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Tooth Wear


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