Internal exposure is gastric acid, anorexia, bulimia, vomiting during pregnancy, stomach ulcers, kidney dysfunction and even chronic alcoholism.
External exposure - diet with a predominance of fresh juices and citrus fruits, carbonated drinks, wine, pickled food, sauces, herbal teas. The reasons for the development of attriction can be banal metal-ceramic structures, it is the contact of the tooth with the crown that gives such a result. Another cause may be bruxism; in these patients, facial signs indicate powerful chewing muscles. Localization - occlusal and palatal surfaces of teeth, simultaneous erasure of enamel and dentin.See all Services
However, not all of the issues related to abfractions could be attributed to improper use of a hard toothbrush. For example, why did wedge-shaped defects occur on the proximal or lingual surfaces of the teeth, or how a wedge-shaped defect could develop on the cervical surface of the gum-covered root, why abfractions occurred in a certain group of teeth, why the number of teeth with abfractions increased significantly, despite replacing toothbrushes with rigid with soft to medium bristles.Find out More
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One of the factors that plays a role in the formation of abfractions is the parafunction of the tongue. If the volume of the oral cavity is insufficient, the tongue has a powerful lateral effect on the teeth, especially during swallowing and speaking.Read More