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.
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|Publication status||Published - Apr 2011|
- Dental Prosthesis Design
- Dental Restoration, Permanent
- Denture, Partial, Fixed
- Middle Aged
- Tooth Wear