How is dental attrition treated?

How is dental attrition treated?

Depending on the cause of dental attrition, there are various treatment options. Most commonly, dental attrition treatment will involve a combination of orthodontic treatment to fix tooth alignment (e.g. Invisalign), dental restorations to fix damaged teeth, and treatment for bruxism (e.g. wearing a night guard).

What causes teeth attrition?

Dental Attrition is a form of dental wear caused by tooth to tooth contact. The friction caused by teeth rubbing against each other can wear away the biting surfaces of the teeth.

What causes wear facets?

Tooth wear facets are characterized as flat, round or sharply angled and polished surfaces on the occlusal or incisal areas of the teeth and may be the result of excessive attrition of one tooth against the other. Abrasion and erosion can also contribute to the excessive wear of the occlusal and incisal surfaces.

What does tooth attrition mean?

Attrition (dental) Dental attrition is a type of tooth wear caused by tooth-to-tooth contact, resulting in loss of tooth tissue, usually starting at the incisal or occlusal surfaces. Tooth wear is a physiological process and is commonly seen as a normal part of aging.

What is excessive attrition of teeth?

Even though some tooth wear is common and to be expected, there are times when tooth wear is excessive. Attrition is the word used to describe an abnormally rapid loss of the top of the tooth (crown). The most common cause of attrition is a tendency to excessively chew objects or misaligned teeth.

When does attrition occur?

Attrition occurs when participants leave during a study. It almost always happens to some extent. Different rates of loss to follow-up in the exposure groups, or losses of different types of participants, whether at similar or different frequencies, may change the characteristics of the groups, irrespective of the exposure or intervention.