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Abfraction or Theory of Abfraction is a theory explaining the non-carious cervical lesions. It suggests that they are caused by flexural forces, usually from cyclic loading; the enamel, especially at the cementoenamel junction, undergoes this pattern of destruction by separating the enamel rods.

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Google previewBio-Tribocorrosion in Biomaterials and Medical Implants (2013)

by Yu Yan

Abfraction is a term used in dentistry to describe the destruction of the enamel essentially due to cyclic loads (fatigue), produced during swallowing or chewing. In the areas of the tooth more prone to stress concentration, fracture of the ...

Google previewWoelfels Dental Anatomy (2016)

Dentistry, Dentistry by CTI Reviews

Abfraction: Abfraction is a theory explaining the noncarious cervical lesions ...

Google previewThe Teeth and Their Environment (2006)

Physical, Chemical and Biochemical Influences by Ralph M. Duckworth

Abfraction is a slightly more controversial tooth wear mechanism [7–8]. This is defined as the loss of hard tissue near to the cervical margin due to crack growth caused by the interaction of a number of mechanisms.

Google previewIllustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Abfraction is a theory explaining the noncarious cervical lesions (NCCL). It suggests that they are caused by flexural forces; the enamel, especially at the cementoenamel junction (CEJ), undergoes this pattern of destruction by separating the ...

Google previewMosbys Dental Hygiene (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Abfraction: Abfraction is a theory explaining the noncarious cervical lesions ( NCCL). It suggests that they are caused by flexural forces; the enamel, especially at the cementoenamel junction (CEJ), undergoes this pattern of destruction by ...

Google previewPeriodontology for the Dental Hygienist - E-Book (2015)

by Dorothy A. Perry, Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, Gwen Essex

Abfraction is a term used to describe cervical V- or wedge-shaped lesions that are generally located apical to the cementoenamel junction in incisors and premolars. These lesions can be located on a single tooth or on nonadjacent teeth and ...

Google previewDental Materials (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Abfraction: Abfraction is a theory explaining the noncarious cervical lesions ( NCCL). It suggests that they arecausedby flexural forces; the enamel, especially at the cementoenamel junction (CEJ), undergoes this pattern of destruction by ...

Google previewBasic Guide to Oral Health Education and Promotion (2013)

by Simon Felton, Alison Chapman

Abfraction is a contentious issue within the dental profession, as many highly qualified dental professionals dispute it is a separate condition. Figure 6.5 Abfraction (From Hollins, C. (2013)[5]. Reproducedwithpermission of John Wiley& Sons ...

Google previewCawson's Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine E-Book (2017)

by Edward W Odell

Abfraction is a theoretical concept that has never been proven to apply to human teeth in normal function. The hypothesis is that occlusal stress is concentrated around the cervical region of the tooth, flexing and microfracturing the cervical ...

Google previewTherapy in Sleep Medicine (2011)

by Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, Karl Doghramji

If the torque is buccal, there is a shearing of the enamel tooth structure called an abfraction.13 An abfraction is a shiny, smooth, scooped out gouge on the outer surface of a tooth, usually in the premolar and molar teeth, caused by rocking ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Abfraction Further Reading: Bartlett D. W., Shah P. A critical ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

abfraction. n. notching at the neck of a tooth, caused by stress on teeth when the bite is not properly aligned and the teeth begin to flex. It results in separation of the enamel from the dentine.

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

abfraction n. notching at the neck of a tooth, caused by stress on teeth when the bite is not properly aligned and the teeth begin to flex. It results in separation of the enamel from the dentine.

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

abfraction (abfraksho ̆n) [ ab- fraction] A wedge-shaped area in the region of the cementoenamel junction of the ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

abfraction ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

See abrasion, abfraction, erosion. 3. a reduction in the number of participants in a study or program of study that happens when individuals withdraw or are dismissed. -ature, noun-forming combining form: ligature, tubulature. at. wt., ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

See also abrasion, attrition, erosion, abfraction. detrusor areflexia, failure of ...

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